The focus of this symposium is to bring together perspectives on the new scenarios of the increasing role of Brazilian police and criminal collectives in changing the borderlines of inclusion and exclusion in society.
We take a look through phenomena that has been shaped during the last sixty years, focusing on how the proliferation of militarised forces and criminal collectives has increased their role in managing politics, trade, and the social developments determining the way people live and die; connecting homicide rates, the disappeared, periphery neighbourhoods, spatial borders and the politics of crime.
Panel I 14:30 - 16:00
Gabriel de Santis Feltran, Professor in the Department of Sociology at Univesidade Federal de São Carlos and researcher in the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM-USP): "On Homicide Rates in Brazil"
Graham Denyer Willis, Senior Lecturer, Centres of Development & Latin American Studies University of Cambridge: "Politics Gone Missing"
Roxana Cavalcanti, Lecturer in Criminology, University of Brighton, School of Applied Social Science: "The politics of crime and militarised policing in Brazil"
Coffee Break 16:00 - 16:30
Panel II 16:30 - 18:00
Fernando Rodrigues, Lecturer in Sociology at Universidade Federal de Alagoas, UFAL, Visiting Fellow, LSE: "From the outskirts to urban peripheries: national criminal collectives in North and Northeast Brazil"
Fábio Candotti, Lecturer in Sociology at Universidade Federal do Amazonas: "Assemblages of bordering in Brazilian criminal and security politics"
Maiara Folly, Researcher Igarapé Institute and MSc student in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, University of Oxford: "Explaining the fall in homicides in one of the world’s most murderous countries"
18:00 Drinks Reception
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