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Constitutional Design, Institutional Strategy, and Corporate Campaign Contributions in Brazil

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasilia Supreme Court decisions on the limits and scope of electoral rules are normally controversial. One of the reasons is that the boundaries between law and politics are often blurred. The US Supreme Court, in Citizens United v. FEC[1] and then in McCutcheon v. FEC[2] paved the way for an

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Published on October 30, 2015
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Why Impeachment? Brazilian Democracy Revisited

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasilia, Brazil Impeachment has become a common word these days. Recently, examples of impeachment proceedings appeared in Madagascar,[1] Thailand,[2] Indonesia,[3] Myanmar,[4] Philippines,[5] and Paraguay.[6] In Latin America, the 1990s and 2000s were clearly marked by an “unprecedented wave of impeachments” proceedings,[7] including in Brazil (1992), Venezuela (1993), Colombia (1996), Paraguay

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Published on August 28, 2015
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Brazilian Elections and Demonstrations of June 2013: The Rise of Conservatism?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília, Brazil It is not simple to characterize the phenomenon of mass protests and their outcomes. In particular, the connection between a protest and subsequent political or regime changes has been much discussed by scholars of constitutional law. The links, however, are not always obvious. Paradoxically history has shown that after

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Published on November 1, 2014
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