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Breno Bringel

‘openMovements’: A Platform for Public and Global Sociology

by Breno Bringel and Geoffrey Pleyers

The climate meltdown has become a visible reality, and in the meantime, during the global summits, governments only demonstrate a lack of capacity and willingness to tackle this urgent issue. Democracy is under serious threat in various regions of the world. Technocrats conduct major trade negotiations, and citizens have little impact on these decisions. Authoritarianism has gained impetus, as have nationalist and far-right movements. Hate speech and intolerance...

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Beyond Minoritisation and Coloniality An Interview with Rita Segato

by Rita Segato, Breno Bringel and Vitória Gonzalez

Rita Segato is a prestigious Argentinean writer, anthropologist, and feminist activist. She is Emeritus Professor at the University of Brasilia and has received, in recent years, almost a dozen degrees honoris causa from European and Latin American universities as well as several other important awards. These include the Frantz Fanon Award from the Caribbean Association of Philosophy for her life’s work (2021) and Outstanding...

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The Decarbonisation Consensus

by Breno Bringel and Maristella Svampa

In recent years, the socio-ecological transition has moved from being an issue restricted to activist groups and scientists to a central focus of contemporary political and economic agendas. However, two important questions arise here. First, in the face of the urgency of decarbonisation, there is a tendency to reduce the socio-ecological transition – an integral understanding of which should encompass the energy, production, food, and urban levels...

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Rethinking the Relationship Between Movements and Parties An Interview with Sidney Tarrow

by Sidney Tarrow, Angela Alonso and Breno Bringel

Sidney Tarrow is Maxwell M. Upson Professor Emeritus in the Government Department at Cornell University, where he specializes in social movements, contentious politics, and legal mobilization. His work, in political sociology and comparative politics, is known worldwide. His extensive and outstanding trajectory begins in the 1960s. Since then, he has not ceased to contribute to the debate on social movements. His best-known book, Power...

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Challenges for Public and Global Sociology An Interview with Brigitte Aulenbacher and Klaus Dörre

by Brigitte Aulenbacher, Klaus Dörre, Breno Bringel, Carolina Vestena and Vitória Gonzalez

Global Dialogue Editors (GDE): How do you transpose the concept of public sociology into your research agenda, bearing in mind both your local research networks and your international engagement within the ISA? Brigitte Aulenbacher (BA): Public sociology is a concept that allows the dissemination of scientific knowledge and stimulates discourse between academic and non-academic...

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Green Pacts and the Geopolitics of Ecosocial Transitions

by Maristella Svampa, Alberto Acosta, Enrique Viale, Breno Bringel, Miriam Lang, Raphael Hoetmer, Carmen Aliaga and Liliana Buitrago

The Ecosocial and Intercultural Pact of the South was formed in the first months of 2020, after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Its main goal was to support a bottom-up ecosocial transition for Latin America. From its origins, the platform sought to promote, amplify, and systematize diverse local experiences linked to community control, territorial autonomies, food sovereignty, agroecology, community energy...

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Brazil within the Geopolitics of Global Outrage

by Breno Bringel

Global Express

Indignation or outrage is not a social movement. It is a state of being. As such, it can be expressed in a variety of ways. In Southern Europe, for example, the feeling of social indignation over the last two years had multiple sources, but one of the main themes was the refusal to pay for the direct consequences of the crisis, which should instead be assumed by those responsible. Bankers and speculators thus became the main targets of the social mobilizations...

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