Taking office a few weeks ago, the new National Congress will dictate the course of Brazilian politics, economy, and society in the coming years. President Lula (PT) is very interested in maintaining a good relationship with deputies and senators, given the great challenges facing the country. It will not be an easy task, however.
Printed books, in addition to their honorable utilitarian functions, immediate or not, make up an important collection of documents and testimonies of the culture and history of different human societies. For these same reasons, books are published, collected, preserved, disseminated, guarded, recommended, coveted, lent, republished and, it must be said, controlled, prohibited, censored, and destroyed.
Daily tweets spanning from September 1st to September 30th were collected for each one of the three main candidates in the Brazilian presidential election.
The relationship between elections and money is complex and involves a series of predispositions about what we consider to be politics and politicians. The relationship between economic power and political power is sensitive, and since at least the turn of the 19th to the 20th century, it has been the subject of research in the Social Sciences. Discussing elections and money matters because election campaigns are not free; relationships between donors and politicians can lead to paid compromises later, and resource flows indicate power relationships.
This article discusses the democratic consolidation of the Brazilian political culture. Thereby it reviews the literature and presents some own empirical analysis on regime preferences and understandings of democracy based on the seventh wave of the World Values Survey. The findings show that although high support of democracy can be measured, the process of democratic consolidation is still in the making because authoritarian alternatives like a military regime are continously supported by broader segments of the population.
Daily tweets spanning from August 1st to August 31st were collected for each one of the three main candidates in the Brazilian presidential election. Tweets were collected from both candidates' timelines and Twitter users mentioning the candidates, totalling more than 26 million tweets, the largest volume of monthly data obtained since the beginning of the survey.
Colonialism was a political doctrine that emerged in the 16th century, based on the occupation of foreign lands by other nations. This political doctrine lasted for almost five hundred years and began to decline along with the end of the Second World War, with the long and heterogeneous Afro-Asian decolonization process. It is possible to divide this long-term phenomenon into four phases: mercantile colonialism, exploration of Oceania, colonial imperialist capitalism, and the division of the wealth and resources of the former Turkish-Ottoman Empire. This article analyzes, using the bibliographic revision as methodology, the role played by Brazil within the phase of exploration of Oceania.
Daily tweets spanning from July 1st to July 31st were collected for each one of the three main candidates in the Brazilian presidential election. Tweets were collected from candidates' timelines and Twitter users mentioning the candidates, totaling more than 14.7 million tweets.
This article reflects upon the Brazilian psychopolitical condition based on Tales Ab’Saber’s latest book. It engages with a discussion over a lack of collective self-awareness that in Brazil leads to the societal denial over its capacity to inflict harm upon itself. A partial view of reality is explored through examples of how conservatives view the military dictatorship and distributive policies, besides exploring Ab’Saber’s way of approaching these issues through the story of a German solider visiting nineteenth-century Brazil and interacting in the streets with a reality distant from that of “civilized” Europe. Still emerged in slavery, the country however offers opportunities to explores loopholes that only tropical archaisms offered, ones that as much as oppression have shaped the Brazilian psychopolitical condition even though is instrumentalized in a farce aiming to overlook oppression.
There are no Human Rights without democracy; without a Republic, dictatorship, ignorance, contempt for public policies, health, and education prevail; without the Democratic State of Law, only the autocratic, authoritarian, abusive and denialist forms of Humanity itself thrive.