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Facing bureaucratic uncertainty in the Bolsa Família Program

Clientelism beyond reciprocity and economic rationality

Flávio Eiró and Martijn Koster

We do so by empirically focusing on the local implementation of the anti-poverty Bolsa Família Program (BFP), the world's largest conditional cash transfer (CCT) program in terms of the number of people assisted. In its local bureaucracy, we found

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and the Reconfigurations of Domestic Space in Favelas

Brief Reflections on Intimacies and Precariousness

Carolina Parreiras

little in the way of ventilation. Another important thing to note is that the majority favela residents perform some type of informal work and/or receive direct income transfers through the Bolsa Familia programme. Of course, these infrastructural

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Emergent Police States

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

Tomas Salem and Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

sectors, such as programs designed to combat poverty (e.g., Bolsa Família) (see Braathen, this issue). This understanding was shared by prominent figures within the police such as the chief of staff of Rio's Military Police in 2015, who in an interview

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Steven Brooke, Dafne Accoroni, Olga Ulturgasheva, Anastasios Panagiotopoulos, Eugenia Roussou, Francesco Vacchiano, Jeffrey D. Howison, Susan Greenwood, Yvonne Daniel, Joana Bahia, Gloria Goodwin Raheja, Charles Lincoln Vaughan, Katrien Pype, and Linda van de Kamp

religious panorama in which the region plays a central role. It focuses on the contributions of President Lula’s administration, the financial aid program Bolsa Família and similar policies, and the ways in which such policies alone have made the region more