Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon

Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon

... 150, 154–155, 157, 168–171, 173 Agência Brasileira de Inteligência see Brazilian Intelligence Agency Agência Nacional de Energia Elétrica see National Electric Energy Agency Aleluia, JC 50 Altamira Dam 45 Altamira Gathering 56–58, ...

Author: Ed Atkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000220506

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

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In Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon, Ed Atkins focuses on how local, national, and international civil society groups have resisted the Belo Monte and São Luiz do Tapajós hydroelectric projects in Brazil. In doing so, Atkins explores how contemporary opposition to hydropower projects demonstrate a form of ‘contested sustainability’ that highlights the need for sustainable energy transitions to take more into account than merely greenhouse gas emissions. The assertion that society must look to successfully transition away from fossil fuels and towards sustainable energy sources often appears assured in contemporary environmental governance. However, what is less certain is who decides which forms of energy are deemed ‘sustainable.’ Contesting Hydropower in the Brazilian Amazon explores one process in which the sustainability of a ‘green’ energy source is contested. It focuses on how civil society actors have both challenged and reconfigured dominant pro-dam assertions that present the hydropower schemes studied as renewable energy projects that contribute to sustainable development agendas. The volume also examines in detail how anti-dam actors act to render visible the political interests behind a project, whilst at the same time linking the resistance movement to wider questions of contemporary environmental politics. This interdisciplinary work will be of great interest to students and scholars of sustainable development, sustainable energy transitions, environmental justice, environmental governance, and development studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

Brazilian biographical annual

Brazilian biographical annual

But on the 7th of March , 1724 , the viceroy , Vasco Fernandes Cezar de Menezes ( afterwards Count of Sabugosa ) , did not fear to light the first lamp of the public and authorized dawning light of Brazilian intelligence in a literary ...

Author: Joaquim Manoel de Macedo


ISBN: OXFORD:590636505


Page: 564

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Peace and Violence in Brazil

Peace and Violence in Brazil

... occasional security operations along certain stretches of the Brazilian border, with assistance from other departments including state and federal police, Brazilian intelligence, and environmental protection and customs agencies.

Author: Marcos Alan Ferreira

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030792091

Category: Political Science

Page: 209

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This edited volume examines how the multiple manifestations of social violence in Brazil impacts the building of a peaceful society. The chapters reflect on the role of state, organized crime and civil society. They provide a unique analysis of how the Brazilian state deals with criminal violence, but also finds challenges to comply with Sustainable Development Goal 16, to interdict police violence, and to provide an efficient gun policy. The book shows the agency of civil society in a violent society, in which NGOs and communities engage in key peace formation action, including advocacy for human rights and promoting arts. The overall aim of this book is to advance the research agenda regarding the intersections between peace, public security, and violence, under the lens of peace studies. In Brazil, the challenges to peace differ markedly from areas in regular conflict.
Categories: Political Science

Bulk Collection

Bulk Collection

INTELLIGENCE The Brazilian Intelligence System is a collegiate body responsible for planning and executing intelligence activities in Brazil. It is coordinated by a central agency, the Brazilian Intelligence Agency (ABIN), and composed ...

Author: Fred H. Cate

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190685515

Category: Law

Page: 505

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This text is the culmination of a nearly 6-year project to examine the systematic government access of private information from companies and other private-sector organisations. It provides 12 updated country reports to present both descriptive and normative frameworks for analysing national surveillance laws, and to focus on international law, human rights law and oversight mechanisms.
Categories: Law

Fear Memory in the Brazilian Army and Society 1889 1954

Fear   Memory in the Brazilian Army and Society  1889 1954

Alberto Cardoso , the chief of President Cardoso's " Casa Militar , " was involved in a major political scandal after the Brazilian Intelligence Agency ( Agencia Brasileira de Inteligencia ) illegally tapped phone lines to follow the ...

Author: Shawn C. Smallman

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807853593

Category: History

Page: 284

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Smallman argues that through fear and censorship Brazil's military has sought to distort its record on racial politics, institutional corruption, and terror campaigns. Using newly available secret police reports, army records, and oral histories, he challenges conventional Brazilian history, which has typically reflected the military's own version of its role in national development.
Categories: History

Advances in Artificial Intelligence IBERAMIA SBIA 2006

Advances in Artificial Intelligence   IBERAMIA SBIA 2006

The Brazilian ArtificialIntelligence(AI)communitydecidedin2004toorganize an InternationalJointConference,joiningIBERAMIA2006(the10thIbero-American Artificial Intelligence Conference), SBIA 2006 (the 18th Brazilian Artificial ...

Author: Jaime Simao Sichman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540454625

Category: Computers

Page: 656

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 2nd International Joint Conference of the 10th Ibero-American Conference on Artificial Intelligence, IBERAMIA 2006, and the 18th Brazilian Artificial Intelligence Symposium, SBIA 2006. The book presents 62 revised full papers together with 4 invited lectures. Topical sections include AI in education and intelligent tutoring systems, autonomous agents and multiagent systems, computer vision and pattern recognition, evolutionary computation and artificial life, and more.
Categories: Computers

The Handbook of Latin American and Caribbean Intelligence Cultures

The Handbook of Latin American and Caribbean Intelligence Cultures

Since then, three distinct periods have marked the development of the post-dictatorial Brazilian intelligence system: 1990–1999, 2000–2014, and 2015–present.15 The first period (1990–1999) was a transitional one, involving some minor ...

Author: Florina Cristiana Matei

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781538160824

Category: Political Science

Page: 415

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The Handbook of Latin American and Caribbean Intelligence Cultures provides a comprehensive analysis of the contemporary efforts of Latin American and Caribbean nations to develop an intelligence culture that converts the former military regimes’ repressive security apparatuses into democratic intelligence communities.
Categories: Political Science

Intelligent Systems

Intelligent Systems

The Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems (BRACIS) is one of Brazil's most meaningful events for students and researchers in artificial and computational intelligence. Currently in its 10th edition, BRACIS originated from the ...

Author: André Britto

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030916992

Category: Application software

Page: 649

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The two-volume set LNAI 13073 and 13074 constitutes the proceedings of the 10th Brazilian Conference on Intelligent Systems, BRACIS 2021, held in São Paolo, Brazil, in November-December 2021. The total of 77 papers presented in these two volumes was carefully reviewed and selected from 192 submissions.The contributions are organized in the following topical sections: Part I: Agent and Multi-Agent Systems, Planning and Reinforcement Learning; Evolutionary Computation, Metaheuristics, Constrains and Search, Combinatorial and Numerical Optimization, Knowledge Representation, Logic and Fuzzy Systems; Machine Learning and Data Mining. Part II: Multidisciplinary Artificial and Computational Intelligence and Applications; Neural Networks, Deep Learning and Computer Vision; Text Mining and Natural Language Processing. Due to the COVID-2019 pandemic, BRACIS 2021 was held as a virtual event.
Categories: Application software

Eroding Military Influence in Brazil

Eroding Military Influence in Brazil

“The Brazilian Military: Professional Socialization, Political Performance, and State Building.” Ph.D. diss., University of ... “The 'Abertura' in Brazil: The Day-After of the Brazilian Intelligence Monster.'” Texto para discussão 281, ...

Author: Wendy Hunter

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807862209

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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Wendy Hunter explores civil-military relations in Brazil following the transition to civilian leadership in 1985. She documents a marked, and surprising, decline in the political power of the armed forces, even as they have remained involved in national policy making. To account for the success of civilian politicians, Hunter invokes rational-choice theory in arguing that politicians will contest even powerful forces in order to gain widespread electoral support. Many observers expected Brazil's fledgling democracy to remain under the firm direction of the military, which had tightly controlled the transition from authoritarian to civilian rule. Hunter carefully refutes this conventional wisdom by demonstrating the ability of even a weak democratic regime to expand its autonomy relative to a once-powerful military, thanks to the electoral incentives that motivate civilian politicians. Based on interviews with key participants and on extensive archival research, Hunter's analysis of developments in Brazil suggests a more optimistic view of the future of civilian democratic rule in Latin America.
Categories: Political Science

Manifesting Democracy

Manifesting Democracy

Urban Protests and the Politics of Representation in Brazil Post 2013 Maite Conde ... Statistics (IBGS), 24, 36n3, 169 Brazilian Institute of Public Opinion and Statistics (IBOPE), 51n4 Brazilian intelligence, 117n2 Brazilian movements.

Author: Maite Conde

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119330912

Category: Science

Page: 228

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This volume explores the series of public protests – manifestações – that took place in a number of Brazilian cities in June and July 2013, when thousands of people took to the streets to demand improvements in urban infrastructures. Critically examines the role these protests played in politics, the political and their relationships to urban space and culture Analyses their connections to the emergence of a ‘New Right’ in Brazil, which saw the election of Bolsonaro Includes first-hand accounts and brings together contributions from both activists and scholars within a number of different fields (geography, history, philosophy, art, political economy) The first interdisciplinary English language anthology to address Brazil’s 2013 protests and the broader political and cultural questions they raise A major contribution to Brazilian and Latin American Studies in Europe and the USA, as well as interdisciplinary studies of social movements, urban culture and politics
Categories: Science