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Bolsonaro and Brazil's illiberal backlash

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On 28 October 2018, far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro captured Brazil's presidency following a highly polarized runoff election against Workers' Party (PT) candidate Fernando Haddad. Multiple crises that have afflicted Brazil since 2013 and the blame Brazilians cast on establishment parties for these travails gave Bolsonaro his opening. Yet while prolonged economic recession, unprecedented corruption, and escalating crime rendered the PT and other major parties vulnerable, Bolsonaro leveraged...

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Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
SIAS
Subgroup:
Latin American Centre
Oxford college:
St Antonys College
ORCID:
0000-0003-3684-9914
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Democracy Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
1
Pages:
68-82
Publication date:
2019-01-09
Acceptance date:
2018-12-12
EISSN:
1086-3214
ISSN:
1045-5736
Pubs id:
pubs:952369
URN:
uri:e29725fa-262f-4d86-9aa5-59444dbbb527
UUID:
uuid:e29725fa-262f-4d86-9aa5-59444dbbb527
Local pid:
pubs:952369

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