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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen

are identified, and conditions for a civilian-participatory logic of action are considered. Analytical Framework Three theoretical discourses inform the focal points of this article. The first is about patrimonialism ( Schwarcz 2019 ; Weber 1968

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Exceptionalism and Necropolitical Security Dynamics in Olympic Rio de Janeiro

Margit Ystanes and Tomas Salem

elites and powerful landowners, consolidating the patrimonial functioning of the state also following the installation of the First Brazilian Republic in 1889 (see Schwarcz 2019 ). The preceding year, more than a hundred years after the Society for the

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Abhishek Choudhary, Rhys Machold, Ricardo Cardoso, Andreas Hackl, Martha Lagace, and Carly Machado

emerged since then. Dominated by accounts of corruption, patrimonialism, and the elite's tightening grip over the country's political economy, this work has been both informative and instructive. More often than not, however, this scholarship tends to

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Emergent Police States

Racialized Pacification and Police Moralism from Rio's Favelas to Bolsonaro

Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

Olympics, and to challenge Rio's reputation as a violent city to attract international investments (see, e.g., Gaffney 2010 ; Vargas 2013 ). In line with the patrimonialism (i.e., the use of the state to serve the interests of the ruling elites) and