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Pac'Stão versus the City of Police

Contentious Activism Facing Megaprojects, Authoritarianism, and Violence

Einar Braathen


This article analyzes community activism and state interventionism within a context of racialized and gendered violence that is both direct/physical and structural. It presents a case study of Manguinhos, a cluster of favelas in Rio de Janeiro experiencing the federal Growth Acceleration Program (PAC), which provided political opportunities for community contentions. A main finding is that an oligarchic-patrimonial system suppressed the participatory-democratic aspirations of the federal government and local activists alike. Nevertheless, new rounds of activism keep surging against a prevailing military-repressive logic. Observations and interviews from fieldwork have been supplemented with written sources—relevant public documents, media sources, and research publications.

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Capacity Building as Instrument and Empowerment

Training Health Workers for Community-Based Roles in Ghana

Harriet Boulding

expected to perform their social mobilization mandate generates a blueprint for the formation of health worker–community relationships. This blueprint undermines the efficacy of health workers’ attempts to effect community mobilization and often produces

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Marcos Mendoza, Sierra Ramirez, Antonia Sohns, Alex Souchen, Marcus Hamilton, and Erika Techera

came at a steep cost to American forests. Part III examines community mobilization and the ways in which activists have documented toxicity to resist further degradation and amass their own expertise. Naoko Wake discusses this theme in relationship to

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Indignity in Cash Transfers

The Senior Citizen’s Grant in Uganda

Grace Bantebya Kyomuhendo

; the wider community mobilization, apparently with the tacit backing of local community providers, assumes and exercises the discretion to determine and/or influence who is recruited and subsequently enrolled or rejected outright. The rejected aspirants

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Lam Yee Man

, pollution education campaign conducted in Hong Kong to date. The Keep Hong Kong Clean campaigns were one of the biggest community mobilizations to take place since the ceding of Hong Kong to Britain. Admiring the great success of the “Keep Singapore Clean

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Four Dimensions of Societal Transformation

An Introduction to the Problematique of Ukraine

Zuzana Novakova

social capital and community mobilization. The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights estimates that almost 10,000 people have been killed (including more than 2,800 civilians) and more than 23,000 injured or disabled ( OHCHR 2017