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New PAL Book Illuminates Bolsonaro's Assault on Brazil's rule of Law.

Professors Oscar Vilhena, Raquel de Mattos Pimenta, and Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado from FGV Direito SP, along with Professor Fabio de Sa e Silva from the University of Oklahoma, have jointly released the book Estado de direito e populismo autoritário: erosão e resistência institucional no Brasil (2018-22) .  [The rule of law and authoritarian populism: institutional erosion and resistance in Brazil (2018-22)] through FGV University Press. This collaborative work involves researchers from 11 universities in Brazil, the United States, and Canada. The book examines the legal, institutional, and para-institutional methods employed by the Bolsonaro government to erode democracy and the rule of law in Brazil.

Prefaced by Professor David Trubek, a distinguished law professor and dean emeritus of International Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the book features contributions from various professors and researchers, including Rubens Glezer, Ana Laura Pereira Barbosa, Mariana Mota Prado, Ana Lídia Santana Schroeder, Michelle Ratton Sanchez Badin, Helena Hime Funari, Henrique Almeida Castro, Carla de Paiva Bezerra, Paulo Henrique P. Cassimiro, Iagê Z. Miola, Diogo R. Coutinho, Luciana Gross Cunha, Fabiana Luci de Oliveira, Lívia Gonçalves Buzolin, Eloísa Machado de Almeida, Luíza Pavan Ferraro, Thiago Amparo, and José Garcez Ghirardi.

The book is available in both hard-copy and ebook formats at FGV University Press and is part of the research Project on Autocratic Legalism (PAL). PAL, initiated in 2020, investigates how law can be used to advance or resist current authoritarian rule. Coordinated by professors from FGV Direito SP, the University of Oklahoma, and the University of Cape Town, the project brings together 17 teaching and research institutions on four continents.

* with information from FGV Direito SP.


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