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Justice and Democracy in Brazil

This book details the struggle to establish and maintain democracy and justice in Brazil after 2000. From 1964 to 1984, Brazil had a dictatorship, which was followed by democratic elections. Later, from 2003 to 2016, the nation enjoyed a very popular and democratic government under President Lula and President Dilma, who created many social and educational programs that raised 32 million people out of extreme poverty.

However, as this book highlights, since 2013, the nation has witnessed the rise of a very conservative movement, which led to the impeachment of President Dilma (2016), to the imprisonment of President Lula (2018) and to the election of a right-wing president, who represented a decline in democracy and rights from 2018 to 2022.

In 2022, we had new elections, with the victory of President Lula, who took office on January 1, 2023. This book advocates for a new period in Brazilian politics, with full democracy, respect for the rule of law and social justice.


Maria Borges is Full Professor of Philosophy at the University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. She was Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania (USA), Humboldt Universität (Germany), and Columbia University (USA). She is the author of Body and Justice (2011), Emotion, Reason and Action in Kant (2019) and many articles, including “Physiology and the Controlling of Affects in Kant’s Philosophy” in Kantian Review. Her philosophical interests are Kant, ethics, theory of emotions and feminist philosophy.

Delamar Dutra is Full Professor at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. His research focuses on the foundation and application of law, as well as on the relationship between morals, law and politics. He is the author of the books Razão e Consenso in Habermas, A reformulação discursiva da moral kantiana and Manual de Filosofia do Direito.

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Letícia Albuquerque

Claudia Assunpção Dias

Maria Borges

Vilmar Debona

Aylton Durão

Delamar Dutra

Alessandro Pinzani

Evânia Elizete Reich

Janyne Sattler

Milene Tonetto

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ISBN: 1-5275-0476-X

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-0476-9

Release Date: 27th April 2023

Pages: 174

Price: £64.99

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