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Informal Co-Optation Semi-Presidentialism: Bolsonaro´s Most Successful Autocratizing Strategy

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, Associate Professor at the University of Brasília and CAPES-Humboldt Senior Fellow at the Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law A significant transformation is taking place in Brazil’s system of government. The country has a long history of discussion of whether its political system should maintain its presidential form or

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Published on May 12, 2022
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The Telegram Conundrum in Brazil

—Gustavo Buss, Master of Laws UFPR, & Estefânia Maria de Queiroz Barboza, Professor of Constitutional Law at UFPR and Uninter The last few years have provided concrete examples of how the political discourse has occupied new corners of the digital arena. The internet has allowed big players to set forth their social media platforms. Furthermore,

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Published on February 23, 2022
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The Call for Politics in the Americas: A Constitutional Turning Point?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] In his fascinating book Inventing the People: The Rise of Popular Sovereignty in England and America, Edmund S. Morgan

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Published on December 22, 2021
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The Difference Between Lula and Bolsonaro: What is at Stake?

—Thomas Bustamante, Professor of Philosophy of Law, Federal University of Minas Gerais and Global Research Fellow, New York University The Brazilian Worker’s Party has just released a jingle to promote former Brazilian president Lula da Silva on his 76th birthday, which anticipates the tone of Lula’s campaign for the 2022 presidential elections. The jingle marks

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Published on November 17, 2021
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A “Hybrid Coup” in Brazil? Bolsonaro in Desperation Mode

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] The statement that coups nowadays occur mostly from within the institutional framework, not by an external act of force, has become

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Published on August 25, 2021
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Using Digital Constitutionalism to Curb Digital Populism

—Emilio Peluso Neder Meyer, Federal University of Minas Gerais and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development, Brazil, and Fabrício Bertini Pasquot Polido, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil On January 6, 2021, the world watched on live stream the result of years and years of political extremism being dumped into American society. Radicalized supporters

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Published on July 10, 2021
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How the Captain Defeated the Army: Bolsonaro Subordinates the Military in Brazil

—Ulisses Levy Silvério dos Reis & Rafael Lamera Giesta Cabral, The Federal University of the Semi-Arid Region Jair Bolsonaro’s victory for the Presidency of Republic in 2018 brought numerous challenges to the Brazilian democratic experience. Since the re-democratization in 1985, the military has never been so close to power as it is now. On the

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Published on June 6, 2021
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On Defamation and Intimidation: The Brazilian Attorney General Tries to Silence a Law Professor

—Octávio Luiz Motta Ferraz, Director of the Transnational Law Institute, King’s College London Brazil is not for beginners, so goes the age old saying. But more than two years of Bolsonaro is quickly making the whole world experts in Brazil’s grotesque antidemocratic habits. The most recent episode in this tragic soap opera was the attempt

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Published on May 19, 2021
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The Return of Lula in Brazil: New Challenges for Comparative Presidential Studies

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development [Editors’ Note: This is one of our biweekly ICONnect columns. For more information on our four columnists for 2021, please see here.] A recent column published in The Economist titled ”The Problem of Latin America’s Proxy Presidents” raises the argument that,

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Published on April 28, 2021
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The National Security Law and the Defense of Democratic Institutions in Brazil

—Clèmerson Merlin Clève, Federal University of Paraná and UniBrasil. “That anyone who possesses power has a tendency to abuse it is an eternal truth. They tend to go as far as the barriers will allow.” Baron de Montesquieu Brazil has been through, since the eighties, as of the enactment of the Constitution, a slow process

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Published on April 21, 2021
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