Arthur Ituassu

 

Brazil: back to the future

Politics

An array of problems – economic, social, moral and environmental – is testing the political limits of Brazil’s state-society relationship. The approval ratings of the President and the prospect of an impeachment put Brazilian democracy in one of the most difficult moments since the end of the military regime.

Brazil: the road to 2018

Politics

The four years ahead promise dramatic developments for Brazil’s political environment, with economic and political turbulence that will probably make it a difficult period for Dilma Rousseff.

Brazil: Marina Silva’s chance

Politics

A charismatic environmentalist is now leading Brazil’s presidential race. Can she win and create the new politics she promises? There are worries about her messianic character, her links to evangelicals and her lack of formal political support in Brazil’s congress.

Brazil in 2013: a historic adventure

Politics

A big year in Brazil marked by huge street protests and a major corruption trial creates new tests for the country’s democracy. In the end, the one certainty is that 2013 has shown Brazil to be both a vibrant and heavily mediatised democracy that thinks constantly about itself in a very competitive discursive environment.

Brazil, a crisis of representation

Politics

A protest wave in Brazil embodies new ideas of political community that challenge the country’s old social practices and centralised structures, says Arthur Ituassu, a leading Brazilian scholar of social and political science and Professor at the Pontif√≠cia Universidade Cat√≥lica in Rio de Janeiro.