Bolsonaro and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism in Brazil

KDY: 28.3.2019 @ 15:50 – 17:30
KDE: FF UK, room P300
nám. Jana Palacha 1/2
116 38 Praha-Staré Město

Timothy Power

(Latin American Centre Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, University of Oxford)

The election of Jair Bolsonaro in October 2018 surprised many observers. This presentation argues that Bolsonaro’s election was only possible due to a confluence of several severe and simultaneous crises, including a massive economic recession, a corruption scandal, the political polarization following the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff in 2016, and a worsening of public security. The presentation also analyzes trends and issues emerging in Bolsonaro’s first 100 days in office.