Bolsonaro in the Ukraine crisis: framing extractivism as a national strategy

President Jair Bolsonaro seems to be somewhat confused on how to tackle the Ukraine-Russia conflict in a way that aligns with his interests. This essay discusses his new move on framing the conflict as an opportunity to reduce Brazilian dependency on fertilizing exports. This framing resulted in the approval of urgent character for processing the lar project PL 190-2020, which will open indigenous territory for a mining concession. If the law is approved, this can put the indigenous communities in bigger threat as well as push for an unsustainable model of extractivism development within Amazon.

By |2022-03-10T17:58:18+01:00March 14th, 2022|Vol. 3 Num. 1|

Bolsonaro in Russia

What we see, abundantly, in this fascist junction between technology and the theocracy of prosperity, is the enormous appeal, commotion among worshipers, and absolute belief in mysticism simplified by memes on social networks: from Messiah, in the name, to messianism is just a step away.

By |2022-03-03T21:20:48+01:00March 7th, 2022|Vol. 3 Num. 1|

Digital platforms, teaching and development in Mozambican universities

This article aims to characterize the use of digital media, for the contribution of the teaching and learning process; especially, at this moment, that the world is going through an epidemic catastrophe. This use consists of the pedagogical contributions of digital platforms at different levels of education, both in public and private institutions, where students and teachers interact. We want to understand the progress and proximity brought by new tech and how much it has been pedagogically helping the relationship between teaching and learning.

By |2022-02-28T14:10:38+01:00February 28th, 2022|Vol. 3 Num. 1|

Interview: Prof. Dr. Flávio Carvalhaes

Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Giovanna Imbernon. According to Prof. Dr. Flávio Alex de Oliveira Carvalhaes, "The population that finishes secondary education has a different racial and socio-economic profile than the general population. On average, the population who has completed secondary education – and therefore is eligible for higher education – is whiter and less poor. In terms of access to higher education, this means that the inequality observed in universities is not only the result of the transition between secondary and higher education, but also fed by what happens exclusively during high school.."

By |2022-02-17T13:53:46+01:00February 17th, 2022|Vol. 3 Num. 1|

Populism’s ambiguity: reflecting on bolsonarism

Is Bolsonaro a populist? Considering the multiple approaches to populism in the literature, this article explores this persistently slippery concept in relation to the political phenomenon known as bolsonarism. It argues that a discursive-performative approach, which gives nuances to the specificities of a given populist phenomenon without generalising or pre-ascribing specific ideological characteristics to it, is useful to understanding and describing the diversity of populist manifestations and their ambiguous features.

By |2022-02-01T15:23:14+01:00February 14th, 2022|Vol. 3 Num. 1|

Water Resources Integrated Management in the Amazon Basin and the Global Agenda

The Sustainable Development Goals – SDG – were adopted by the Member-States of the United Nations in 2015 as a world agenda of actions to be achieved until 2030, aiming to eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. The SDGs are based on the premise that development requires a balance between social, economic, and environmental sustainability and, to achieve that, 17 integrated goals were outlined and, therefore, their results are at a large extent interdependent.

By |2022-02-10T19:39:27+01:00February 7th, 2022|Vol. 3 Num. 1|

Interview: Dr. Thamy Pogrebinschi

Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Giovanna Imbernon. According to Dr. Thamy Pogrebinschi, "We learned from this that the endurance of democratic innovations is strongly compromised by their lack of institutionalization. Only those participatory institutions created by law could not be demolished by Bolsonaro, thanks to a decision of the Supreme Court. Nonetheless, he made the work of those remaining participatory institutions impossible, cutting resources and preventing civil society’s representatives from working."

By |2022-02-09T16:36:13+01:00January 20th, 2022|Vol. 3 Num. 1|

A New Volume for 2022

We celebrate a lot in 2022. We have come a long way, but there is still an even longer way to go. We welcome the year with a new special edition in the blog and have others already planned for the year.

By |2022-01-17T23:03:19+01:00January 17th, 2022|Vol. 3 Num. 1|

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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.
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