How democracies survive? Lessons from Brazil

Daniel Cerqueira* Versión en español aquí. Bolsonaro’s rise to power in 2018 and the popular support he still holds shows the information dystopia and the inability of parties with democratic vocation to close ranks against demagogues who lack such vocation. This article comments on some factors that allowed Brazilian democracy to overcome four years of constant […]

The role of justice in the face of authoritarianism*

Prof. Aníbal Pérez-Liñán** The political attack on justice is a central moment in the processes of democratic erosion. When we look at the cases of autocratization in Latin America and the European Union we find that the capture of justice (especially the capture of constitutional courts) is the decisive, and often irreversible, moment in the […]