Democracy

Event Summary: Will Brazil Go Right or Left?

"The party structure in Brazil, the political system that was already exhausted, basically imploded, and we have to figure out how to move forward with the remnants of that." - Paulo Sotero
 

Fostering Greater Dialogue on the Rights of Traditional Populations in Brazil and the United States

On October 11, 2018, the Brazil Institute hosted five representatives of Brazil’s quilombola communities, including members of the National Coordination for the Articulation of Black Quilombola Rural Communities (CONAQ) and the Amazon Conservation Team of Brazil (Ecam).

Changing Cultures in Congress: From Fair Play to Power Plays

The United States Congress has been described as dysfunctional, gridlocked, polarized, hyperpartisan, chaotic, and do-nothing. In Changing Cultures in Congress, congressional scholar Donald R. Wolfensberger explains the institutional dynamics behind Congress’s devolution from a respected legislative institution to a body plagued by a win-at-any-cost mentality and a culture of perpetual campaigning.

AfPak File Podcast: What Is At Stake In Afghanistan's Parliamentary Election?

On October 20, Afghans are scheduled to go to the polls for twice-delayed parliamentary elections. Despite security threats and concerns about access to polls and inadequate polling station technologies, the government plans to move forward.

What are the main challenges for the elections, how do Afghans feel about these polls, and what is at stake, particularly with an eye toward presidential elections scheduled for next year?

2019 Brazilian Congress

2019 Brazilian State Governments

Participation in Brazilian Elections: 1894-2018

Can Pakistan Experience an Era of Change?

Pakistan’s new government has promised to shake things up.

Elected in July and led by cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan and his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party (PTI), the new administration has vowed to do away with business as usual. The PTI projects itself as something different—a clean party not led by a family dynasty—and insists it will run the country differently from previous government as well.

2018 Brazilian Elections - Presidential Candidates' Proposals on Public Security

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