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Open Democracy, with Felipe Pena Focus in Brazilian media has turned recently to the community of Villa Autódromo and its impending eviction to give way to Olympic constructions ahead of the Games next year. So nothing new here, then. As we sit down to write what we have witnessed here – in what may be […]

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The outside and the beyond A key determinant, then, a crucial classifying factor in understanding where a specific site, a locale, a neighbourhood, a borough lies in relation to sovereign power, is agency. Is its non-classification as a space belonging to sovereign neoliberal order involuntary, so to speak? In this first case, the space in […]

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Think of the lines drawn upon the urban entity: cognitive lines that nonetheless compartmentalise, divide, ordere-in-place. To map out is to draw a line: both in the literal sense of drawing as much as in the sense of deciding when a limit has been reached. And it is sovereignty that decides, at the first instance, […]

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Open Democracy With Brazil on the brink of recession, it’s not hard to compare the country’s looming financial collapse with that of Greece, as the country is following in Greece’s pre-crisis footsteps in quite a few ways. For a demonstration touted as an angry call for the Brazilian military to intervene in the country’s scandal-ridden political scene, […]

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theguardian.com Under the scorching Rio de Janeiro sun and only metres from the famous Copacabana shoreline, even the most committed of Sunday’s demonstrators seemed to give in to the indolence of the place, with an often surreal result: a handmade placard calling for the president’s impeachment in one hand, a refreshing caipirinha in the other. […]

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