| by Carla Bezerra and Lindsay Mayka

Lindsay Mayka, assistant professor of government, co-wrote an article titled “Brazil’s Supreme Court pushed back against an attempt to cancel participatory councils” that appeared July 8 on Vox‘s Mischiefs of Faction political science blog. The article discusses Brazil’s participatory councils and a recent Supreme Court injunction that blocked President Jair Bolsonaro’s decree to dismantle them. “The participatory councils deepen democracy by including groups that typically have less influence through elections or lobbying, such as the poor,” the authors wrote.

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