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Lua Nova: Revista de Cultura e Política
Print version ISSN 0102-6445
The article puts in perspective the academic works in the Social Sciences about Fernando Collor de Mello's impeachment process that took place in 1992. It examines authors that, when explaining the impeachment, emphasize the relevance of the president's personality, of political institutions and actors, or of the mobilization of "civil society". By means of this critical balance it attempts to outline what lacks most in the academic production on the subject: a meaningful framework that articulates all factors brought about by the literature, and even those overlooked by it, as responsible for the impeachment. Such framework should shed light on the political dynamics that made the process more likely to happen.
Keywords : Impeachment; Fernando Collor; Brazil; Political crisis; Democratization.