• Coletivo Por um Brasil Democrático CPBD

Politics in Contemporary Brazil - Workshop

Dia 03 de fevereiro, haverá um evento para discutir a situação política do Brasil na Universidade da Califórnia em Irvine. O evento é organizado pelo Jack W. Petalson Center for the Study of Democracy (CSD) e The Latin American Studies Center.

O Coletivo Por um Brasil Democrático estará representado por alguns de seus membros que discutirão a importância da democracia e dos direitos humanos para uma sociedade mais justa socialmente.

Segue abaixo mais informações e a programação do evento:

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/politics-in-contemporary-brazil-workshop-tickets-90329366567

This one-day workshop brings together Brazilian scholars focused on some of the pressing issues in the country through the lenses of political science. It offers diverse accounts about democracy, public policy, reforms and contemporary issues in a country that has experienced major political changes over the past decade. Since 2013, Brazil has witnessed massive street protests, profound political polarization, a presidential impeachment, corruption scandals, deep economic crisis and the rise of far-right populism. The workshop looks at this changing context in order to shed light on a myriad of topics of Brazilian Politics.

The workshop is supported by the Jack W. Peltason Center for the Study of Democracy (UCI) and by the Latin American Studies Center (UCI). This is an opportunity to get useful feedback and build a network of scholars. In addition, the workshop is intended to foster the debate on Brazil and to expose the arguments developed by different scholars to UCI’s audience.

9:00 – 10:30 Panel # 1 Democracy and trust (Chair: Ricardo Fabrino Mendonça)

The new pattern of democratic crisis in Brazil and Argentina - Leonardo Avritzer (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

The impact of the Operation Car Wash in the corruption exposure and trust in local government: evidence from Brazil and Mexico - Eduardo Alencar (National Telecommunications Agency/UCI)

Cultural Backlash or Period Effects: The New Right in Brazil - Julian Borba (Federal University of Santa Catarina/UCSD)

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee

10:45 – 12:15 Panel # 2 Public Policy (Chair: Paula Simões)

The New Politics of Brazilian States - Fabiano Santos (Institute of Social and Political Studies of the State University of Rio de Janeiro/UCSD) and Cristiane Batista (University of the State of Rio de Janeiro/UCSD)

Urban Policy in Brazil: have the goals been achieved? - Vanessa Nadalin (Institute for Applied Economic Research/UCI)

Social movements and their effects on public policies in Brazil: current challenges - Janaina Maudonnet (University of São Paulo)

12:15 – 13:15 Lunch with discussion: Brazil, Democracy and the Global Context

Leonardo Avritzer (Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil)

Fabiano Santos (Institute of Social and Political Studies of the State University of Rio de Janeiro/UCSD)

13:15 – 14:45 Panel # 3 Reforms and future horizons (Chair: Eduardo Alencar)

Bolsonaro’s administrative reform - Alexandre A. Gomide (Institute for Applied Economic Research/UCSD)

“The Architecture of Doom”: Brazil’s Crisis and its Global Connections - Renato Balbim (UCI)


14:45 – 16:15 Panel # 4 Emerging Issues (Chair: Vanessa Nadalin)

Environmental Values and Green Governance in the BRICS Countries - Mariana Ueta (Unicamp/UCLA)

Brazilian contemporary protests: identity, tactics and democracy - Ricardo Fabrino Mendonça (Federal University of Minas Gerais/UCI)


University of California Irvine

234 Pereira Dr, Irvine, CA 92697

Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG 1511)

Irvine, CA 92697

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