Accessibility / Report Error

Social movements in contemporary Brazil: economic and political crises

Ana Targina Rodrigues Ferraz About the author


This article sets out to understand Social Movements in Brazil in the context of the great capital crisis which began in 2008 and its most visible political expressions: social organisation and social mobilisation (forums, collectives and virtual activism). The article employs secondary data (scientific and journalistic articles) to map of aspects of the phenomena. The mapping forms part of a broad programme of research to understand the main trends (whether retarding or advancing the demands for more democracy) among the most recent transformations of Social Movements and democratic institutions in Brazil.

Mass demonstrations; Social Movements; Democracy

Cortez Editora Ltda Rua Monte Alegre, 1074, 05014-001 - São Paulo - SP, Tel: (55 11) 3864-0111 , Fax: (55 11) 3864-4290 - São Paulo - SP - Brazil