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|

The “Blackout of the networks” and the exposure of dependencies

Brazilians' love for social networks is not new. Since the times of Orkut, Brazil has been among the most assiduous on the networks, one of the first social networks in the early 2000s, counting 30 million Brazilian users. However, in 2001 Orkut lost its throne to Facebook, which soon built an empire by adding new territories to its domains, Instagram in 2012 and WhatsApp in 2014.

By |2021-11-10T13:17:22+01:00October 11th, 2021|Vol. 2 Num. 2|

Constitutional Transmutation and Loss of Indigenous Rights – Bill 490

Translated by Giovanna Imbernon. Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech. According to Dr. Tainá Reis and Prof. Dr. Vinício Carrilho Martinez, "If approved, we will have the loss of indigenous peoples’ rights, constraints on land demarcation, reversion of demarcated land, and the possibility for mining exploitation. This means more deforestation, more environmental degradation. This is a destructive policy, a death policy, a genocide policy."

By |2021-07-26T10:47:41+02:00July 26th, 2021|Vol. 2 Num. 2|

Bolsonaro and the authoritarian instincts of today’s Brazil

Edited and Reviewed by Giovanna Imbernon and Anna Paula Bennech. "Since his campaign, Bolsonaro has shown authoritarian features, and many of them were copied and articulated by the former Trump’s strategist, Steve Bannon. Among them is the use of social networks as a monitoring tool, to control political decisions that consider the volatile circumstances of public opinion. Therefore, Bolsonaro has no clear plan for politics and uses social networks to orient his decisions, his government neutralizes the power of the Press to direct the political debate, and also uses some kind of chaos management through recurring political half-truths, underpinned by a moral traditionalism."

By |2021-07-23T12:19:54+02:00July 12th, 2021|Vol. 2 Num. 2|

Changing the conversation surrounding immigration

Edited and reviewed by Anna Paula Bennech and Giovanna Imbernon. "Research on the representation of immigrants and refugees points out patterns, but they usually overlook ethical questions. Although scholars analyze media coverage, there is a lack of models on adequately talking about the subject. How can we change those patterns? What should journalists do to tell those stories in a more pluralistic way? Here are some tips not only to journalists but to the entire audience. We all have the power to spread misinformation."

By |2021-07-23T12:23:51+02:00June 7th, 2021|Vol. 2 Num. 2|

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