The “Rationality of Fear” on the Edge of Brazilian Democracy: Another Shield Against Authoritarianism?

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development[1] In a period of about two months, a series of protests in South America brought the region again into the spotlight. Except for the Bolivian case,[2] whose causes were mostly related to the presidential election process, the protests in Chile, Ecuador, and Colombia followed a pattern…

Por Matheus Depieri 17 de agosto de 2020 Off

Edital de seleção de novos membros para o 2º semestre de 2020

Prezados, é com enorme satisfação que o Centro de Pesquisa em Direito Constitucional Comparado torna público o edital de seleção de novos membros para o segundo semestre de 2020. As vagas são voltadas para estudantes de Graduação e Pós-Graduação, profissionais do Direito e áreas afins, bem como para demais interessados nas temáticas do grupo. As inscrições…

Por Juliano Zaiden 13 de julho de 2020 0

“Constitutional Dismemberment” and Strategic Deconstitutionalization in Times of Crisis: Beyond Emergency Powers

—Cristiano Paixão & Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília  It could not be otherwise: Covid-19 is the topic of the moment in constitutional law. A series of debates over the impacts of this external factor on the functioning of democratic or authoritarian states, the leadership or not of their respective governments to face such severe challenges, the…

Por Juliano Zaiden 30 de maio de 2020 Off

The New Presidential Regime in Brazil: Constitutional Dismemberment and the Prospects of a Crisis

—Juliano Zaiden Benvindo, University of Brasília and National Council for Scientific and Technological Development Latin America is essentially presidential. All eighteen Latin American countries[1] adopt presidentialism as their system of government, but, comparatively to the U.S. Constitution’s “archetype,” Latin American presidents are normally granted expanded lawmaking and budgetary powers.[2] Brazil follows such a pattern, but it has…

Por Juliano Zaiden 30 de maio de 2020 Off