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Brazil's federal intervention in Rio's drug wars has an authoritarian feel - and could backfire
Analysis by 2018-19 CISSR Faculty Fellow Benjamin Lessing in the Washington Post.

How Flawed Constitutions Undermine Democracy
Analysis by CISSR Faculty Fellow Michael Albertus and Victor Menaldo in the Washington Post.

Sociologist Marco Garrido Calls for a Bottom-up Approach to Researching Populist Politics
CISSR affiliate Marco Garrido discusses populism in the Philippines and new ways of studying the social connections that keep voters loyal.

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What is a city?

Through distinct lines of research, historian Brodwyn Fischer and sociologist Marco Garrido have  found that the very effort to define and formalize urban life can often backfire and lead to unexpected social and political transformations. Read more in the Dialogo Common Ground conversation.


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