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Lei e ordem no segundo governo FHC

This paper is a follow up of a previous article (Adorno, 1999) on the governmental activities of president Fernando Henrique Cardoso's first term of office. The idea here is to analyze the public safety policy that was created and implemented by the government during his second term (1999-2002). Based on a summary of the main conclusions, this study looks at how far-reaching were the initiatives introduced in three domains: human rights, international drug traffic control and social control - highlighting the 2nd National Program of Human Rights, the 1st National Program of Public Safety, and the policies for drug traffic control. A close look was taken at the changes that occurred in the way the agents and the governmental agencies acted comparatively to the previous mandate. As in the first study, an inventory is made of some of the political constraints that limited the reach and scope of the formulated and implemented norms.

Crime; Violence; Fear; Insecurity; Criminality; Public safety policies; Human rights; FHC government


Departamento de Sociologia da Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas da Universidade de São Paulo Av. Prof. Luciano Gualberto, 315, 05508-010, São Paulo - SP, Brasil - São Paulo - SP - Brazil
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