Latin American Centre Seminars: The Brazilian general election of 2014 and the prospects for Dilma 2.0
Timothy Power is University Lecturer in Brazilian Studies and Director of the Brazilian Studies Programme at Oxford. His research concerns democratization and political institutions in modern Latin America, especially Brazil. His recent publications include (with Paul Chaisty and Nic Cheeseman) “Rethinking the ‘Presidentialism Debate’: Coalitional Politics in Cross-Regional Perspective.” Democratization 21, no. 1 (2014) and “Theorizing a Moving Target: O’Donnell’s Changing Views of Postauthoritarian Regimes” in Daniel Brinks, Marcelo Leiras, and Scott Mainwaring, eds., Reflections on Uneven Democracies: The Legacy of Guillermo O'Donnell (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014). He is currently serving as Treasurer of the Latin American Studies Association (LASA).
Lucio Rennó is Associate Professor at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Brasilia. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of Pittsburgh and held post-doctoral positions at SUNY Stony Brook, the German Institute for Global and Area Studies, and the Center for Latin American Studies, University of Arizona. His research has been published in leading international journals such as American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Electoral Studies, and Latin American Politics and Society. During the election campaign of 2014 he conducted a public opinion study of Brazilian voters, and he is currently a visiting professor at Freie Universität Berlin during the 2014-2015 winter semester.