June 21, 2019
June 21, 2019

Bolsonaro, the military and legitimate violence in Brazil

April 12, 2019

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This article was written for The Brazilian Report.   There is a fundamental, yet little acknowledged ideological divide at the heart of Brazil’s new government led by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro. It’s not that the sitting Social Liberal Party (PSL), despite its platform of traditional values, is led by a man who tweets videos of “golden […]

Book review – Angotti (Ed.), Urban Latin America: Inequalities and Neoliberal Reforms

February 1, 2019

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This book review was published in the Journal of Latin American Studies, and can be accessed here .

Call for Papers RGS-IBG 2019 – ‘Authoritarian neoliberalism’ in Brazil?

January 31, 2019

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RGS-IBG 2019 Call for papers ‘Authoritarian neoliberalism’ in Brazil? Geographical perspectives on the causes and consequences of the rightward turn Convenors: Robert Coates, Sociology of Development and Change, Wageningen University Matthew A. Richmond, Visiting Fellow, LSE Latin American and Caribbean Centre, and Research Associate, Centro de Estudos da Metrópole, São Paulo The links between neoliberal ideology, populism and […]

Revolt of the peripheries in Brazil: Why low-income voters in wealthy regions swung from the PT to Bolsonaro

December 17, 2018

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  Shifts in the social and institutional conditions of the urban peripheries of Brazil’s major cities have altered political subjectivities and weakened affinities with the once-dominant Workers’ Party of Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff. With a “revolt of the peripheries” brewing, Bolsonaro was able exploit his comparative rhetorical advantage and win the presidency despite making […]

Reflections on the darkest day of a 15-year love affair with Brazil

October 29, 2018

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This is Brazil’s darkest day since I first came to country as a 19 year old, over fifteen years ago. Ever since then I’ve held a special fondness and fascination for this immense, beautiful, complex country. I’m heartbroken to see it elect a man who I believe represents a huge backwards step for Brazilian society and […]

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