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About Sérgio Costa

Sérgio Costa is Professor of Sociology at Institute of Latin American Studies and at the Instituite of Sociology of the Freie Universität Berlin.

Sérgio Costa es profesor de Sociología del Instituto de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Instituto de Sociología de la Freie Universität de Berlín.

Articles by Sérgio Costa

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Claire Provost

Claire Provost is editor of 50.50 covering gender, sexuality and social justice.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Brazil’s light pink tide and its legacy

Pink tide governments in Brazil were not efficient in reducing social inequalities, but all other realistic political alternatives are much worse. Español

La marea rosa pálido de Brasil, y su legado

El dilema político en Brasil hoy es el siguiente: aunque los gobiernos de la marea rosa no fueron eficientes a la hora de reducir las desigualdades sociales, cualquiera de las alternativas políticas existentes es mucho peor. English

Desigualdad persistente: el controvertido legado de la Marea Rosa en América Latina

Bajo el título 'Desigualdad persistente' lanzamos una serie de artículos analizando por qué, durante el ciclo progresista, los avances en la lucha contra la desigualdad han sido mucho más modestos de lo esperado. English

Persistent inequality: disputing the legacy of the pink tide in Latin America

Under the title 'Persistent inequality' we are launching a series of articles that analyses why the advances in the struggle against inequality in the pink tide cycle have been much more limited than expected. Español

From slave market to Olympic venue: variations of capitalist accumulation in the port of Rio de Janeiro

There is a repeated primitive accumulation throughout the history of capitalism required by capitalist expansion itself, which must commodify not yet commodified spaces in order to develop.

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