International Symposium debates Brazil's New State and dictatorships in Latin America and Europe

FGV’s School of Social Sciences (CPDOC) will host the international symposium “Brazil’s New State, 80 years”, in Rio de Janeiro, from November 8 - 10.
Social Sciences
30 October 2017
International Symposium debates Brazil's New State and dictatorships in Latin America and Europe

November 10, 1937. President Getúlio Vargas dissolves the National Congress and promulgates a new Constitution, known as the “Polish Constitution”. This marked the beginning of the dictatorial period of the Vargas Era, known as the Estado Novo [New State] (1937-1945). To discuss the subject, FGV’s School of Social Sciences (CPDOC) will host the international symposium “Brazil’s New State, 80 years” from November 8 - 10. The event will be held in auditorium 1333 of FGV’s main office in Rio de Janeiro (Praia de Botafogo, 190. Rio de Janeiro).

The purpose of the seminar, 80 years after the beginning of Brazil’s New State, is to discuss issues related to authoritarianism and democracy, as well as possible legacies from the authoritarian experiences of 1930-1940. The debates scheduled throughout the seminar will not be limited to the Brazilian case, but will also address other Latin American  and European experiences.

Divided into thematic axes, the event will present a broad range of study possibilities regarding the relationship between the State and society, authoritarianism and democracy, continuities and discontinuities.

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