This article is part of Brazil Talk’s 2018 Elections Series and is intended to give our readers a deeper understanding of the Brazilian political system, its complex electoral process and gather diverse perspectives and opinions on what the world should expect from Brazil in the upcoming months and the future of the country at the beginning… Read More Part 4 – 2018 Election Series: Political Participation and the Future of Education in Latin America’s Largest Economy
by Álvaro Rossi, BA Candidate in Economic and Political Science, Columbia University. The year of 2016 has been a challenging one for political economists. From the unexpected results of the Brexit and Peace referendums in Great Britain and Colombia respectively, to the unprecedented election of real estate mogul Donald Trump as President of the United… Read More Facultative Voting and the Erosion of the Median Voter Theorem
by Eloy Oliveira In the most curious Brazilian election of the last two decades, President Dilma Rousseff will faceoff with the Social Democrat candidate, Senator Aécio Neves, and not Marina Silva, as predicted by many political commentators. To understand the current situation, we must look back four years when Rousseff was first elected president.