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Peer-reviewed article – Hygienisation, gentrification, and urban displacement in Brazil

October 27, 2019

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This article, co-written with Jeff Garmany (University of Melbourne) was published in the journal Antipode. It is available (with open access) here   Abstract This article engages recent debates over gentrification and urban displacement in the global South. While researchers increasingly suggest that gentrification is becoming widespread in “Southern” cities, others argue that such analyses […]

The pacification of Brazil’s urban margins: How police and traffickers co-produce insecurity

October 3, 2019

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This blog post was written for the LSE Latin America and Caribbean Centre (LACC) blog. The original is here   Violence resulting from conflicts between criminal groups and police has risen steadily across much of Latin America in recent years. The effects tend to be most felt in marginalised urban neighbourhoods, where widespread poverty and […]

Peer-reviewed article – “Hostages to both sides”

June 21, 2019

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This article is published in the journal Geoforum. It can be accessed here   Abstract Research on security and governance in marginalised urban spaces in Latin America has pointed to complex cycles of conflict and negotiation between state and non-state actors. However, many questions remain about the dynamics of such arrangements and how they may be […]

Outsourcing Repression

June 21, 2019

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Bolsonaro doesn’t need an open military dictatorship to crush his opponents. As the “Colombian model” demonstrates, he can lean on violent paramilitaries to do the dirty work for him. This article was co-written with Benjamin Fogel and published in Jacobin .  

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 […]

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 […]