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Gianpaolo Baiocchi is an activist and scholar based in New York City, where he directs NYU's Urban Democracy Lab. His most recent book is We, The Sovereign.
The Brazilian president’s offensive against universities threatens democracy and recalls the dark years of the country’s dictatorship.
Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Marcelo K. Silva
What Brazilian conservatives gain by letting the Amazon burn.
Since taking office in January, President Jair Bolsonaro has not only become less popular. He has also done perhaps irreparable damage to fundamental democratic institutions.
Far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro is within an inch of the presidency. His popularity suggests Brazilian politics might never be the same.
Brazil has been in disarray since 2016’s presidential impeachment, but after the murder of the country’s most exciting progressive politician, Brazilians must decide whether to be outraged or resigned.
Dilma Rousseff's impeachment circumvented the democratic process.
New leaks prove the impeachment is intended to protect corrupt politicians.
Is there a political coup underway?
A Berkeley radical returns to his native Brazil after the Berlin Wall's fall.
A student protester is arrested by military police in São Paulo on June 11, 2013.
One can only
Ana Claudia Teixeira, Gianpaolo Baiocchi
(*) Slogan seen on the streets of São Paulo
On June 13, overzealous
Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Ana Claudia Teixeira
The Spanish Experiment with Direct Democracy
Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Ernesto Ganuza
Vital reading on politics, literature, and more in your inbox
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Peter E. Gordon
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