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To gut the Amazon, Bolsonaro needs local help

The Brazilian president-elect can’t pursue his environmental policies on his own. After this weekend’s state elections, he’ll have the backing he needs. Professor Kathy Hochstetler explains: 

Over the weekend, the ultra-conservative candidate Jair Bolsonaro handily beat his opponent, Fernando Haddad of the Workers’ Party (PT), in the second round of the Brazilian presidential elections.

For a campaign season characterized more by rhetoric […]

Why is nobody talking about prisons?

Alumnus and 2017 MSc Development Management graduate, Debora Zampier, investigates why the crises in prison management are neglected by state policy, and uses Brazil as a case study to offer alternative ways to approach the subject that takes authority, incentives and accountability (AIA) mechanisms into consideration.

This research has been summarised from her Master’s thesis, ‘Nobody’s fault’: investigating institutional causes of prisons’ mismanagment, which was […]

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    Can We Count on Improved Accountability Through ICTs?: The Brazilian Case

Can We Count on Improved Accountability Through ICTs?: The Brazilian Case

MSc students Chengxue Yang, Kuranda Morgan, Minjee Kim, Qihua Huang and Wishchapol Techawiwattanarkarn, use the case of the electronic voting system in Brazil to analyse whether technology can improve accountability. This article is a summary of their recent group research project for Policy, Bureaucracy and Development (DV450).

In October 2018, Brazilians will go to the polls to once again elect a new president […]

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    Odebrecht in the Amazon: comparing responses to corruption in Latin America

Odebrecht in the Amazon: comparing responses to corruption in Latin America

Professor Kathryn Hochstetler suggests that the Odebrecht scandal reveals not only the extent of corruption in public contracts and elections in Latin America, but also the widely varying capacity and inclination of different political systems to respond.

Odebrecht, the massive Brazilian construction firm, has confessed to an equally massive corruption scheme. A special office inside the company was set up to bribe national […]

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    Promoting and Regulating Generic Medicines: Brazil in Comparative Perspective

Promoting and Regulating Generic Medicines: Brazil in Comparative Perspective

In a recent publication, Professor Ken Shadlen (along with Elize Fonseca), uses Brazil as a case study for a suggested typology to compare national approaches towards the promotion and regulation of generic drugs.  

Differences in countries’ practices with regard to “generic” drug regulation can have far-reaching implications on the supply of medicines and health outcomes. Generic drug regulations can promote (or restrict) competition and […]

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    Thomas Piketty on inequality in developing countries – Duncan Green

Thomas Piketty on inequality in developing countries – Duncan Green

I heard econ rock star Thomas Piketty speak for the first time last week – hugely enjoyable. The occasion was the annual conference of the LSE’s new International Inequalities Institute, with Piketty headlining. He was brilliant: original and funny, riffing off traditional France v Britain tensions, and reeling off memorable one liners: ‘meritocracy is a myth invented by winners’; […]

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    Event – “Brazil: Inclusive sustainable development?” with Marcelo Neri

Event – “Brazil: Inclusive sustainable development?” with Marcelo Neri

Monday 1 December 2014, 6:30-8pm Brazil: inclusive sustainable development? Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building, LSE Speaker: Brazilian Minister for Strategic Affairs, Marcelo Neri Chair: Professor James Putzel About the event Minister Neri will talk about the growth of social welfare in Brazil during the last twenty years, and its determinants. How have growth and distribution of incomes evolved in Brazil? What has been […]

November 24th, 2014|Events|1 Comment|

Health Policy as Industrial Policy: Brazil in Comparative Perspective

Ken Shadlen has a new article in the journal Politics & Society, part of a special issue on the topic of “Rewarding Regulation in Latin America.” The articles in this issue analyze how countries can reconcile the dual objectives of implementing and complying with social regulations and increasing firms’ competitiveness. Many analysts see these two objectives as being in conflict, […]

December 18th, 2013|Publications|0 Comments|

Graduate of the MSc in Development Management named President & CEO of Amigos de las Américas, a major international NGO based in Houston, Texas

Sara Nathan (née Lamson), a graduate of the MSc in Development Management, has been named President & CEO of Amigos de las Américas, a major international NGO based in Houston, Texas.  Amigos’ official announcement follows below.  As always, we are delighted with the heights that our graduates scale after leaving the LSE, and proud of their work driving development forward […]

December 11th, 2013|Department Alumni|0 Comments|

Comment on Brett, International Inequality and the Global Crisis. [Part 2]

Guenther Schoenleitner Director, International Financial Institutions Division, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria (Guenther Schoenleitner writes here in an independent capacity and his comments do not necessary reflect the views and opinions of his employer). This post is the second part of a response to Professor Teddy Brett’s October Blog post entitled ‘International Inequality and the Global Crisis – Managing Markets […]