• Vol 3 No 2 (2015)
    This issue of Brasiliana takes a critical look at Brazil's engagement in UNPKO missions, bringing together papers on a variety of subjects, such as: Brazilian participation in PKO (both from a military and a diplomatic point of view); internal repercussions of external military engagements; effectiveness and consequences of this Brazilian participation in UNPKO (also regarding international relations); papers that critically relate the Brazilian participation in UNPKO to the internal public security policy in Brazil; and finally, articles that discuss and evaluate whether there is a Brazilian way of carrying out peacekeeping operations.
  • Vol 4 No 2 (2016)
    In an era in which Rio de Janeiro has hosted the World Cup, the Olympic Games, as well as some of the largest episodes of protest and violence in its modern history, this special issue of the journal Brasiliana will assess the successes and failures of highly visible public security projects such as the Unidade de Polícia Pacificadora (Pacification Police Unit). This collection will offer new perspectives on emerging geographies of class, race, safety, and danger that have continued to challenge projects of governance and institutions of order. We invite submissions from across the disciplines – social science, humanities, public health, modern history, and the arts. Research should focus on origins and responses to violence and social conflict in the greater Rio de Janeiro area since approximately 2010. We also invite contributions that examine social, community, and religious movements that challenge dominant logics of security or which reflect emergent right- and left-wing visions of inclusion or exclusion.
  • Vol 5 No 1 (2016)

    The Federal Constitution of 1988, a juridical symbol of the Brazilian state's process of re-democratization, also promoted a significant alteration in the conceptual and juridical paradigm of indigenous politics in Brazil. Amongst the established rights and guarantees for Indigenous Peoples, cultural specificities, the right to historically occupied land and autonomy would be expressly recognized. After almost 30 years since the proclamation of the Carta Cidadã of '88, it is time to evaluate how political, economic, and social dimensions have influenced the processes and promotion of these rights, and focused on the established relations with Indigenous Peoples in Brazil. 

    Various topics come to assume a prominent position among the fundamental debates related to the indigenous question: the question of land, the concept and models of development, and the confrontation between interculturalism and the monocultural paradigm dominant in the shaping of social relations. Even the current positive legal framework which respects the defence of indigenous peoples is being recently revised, through the proposal of altering constitutional and infraconstitutional devices that guarantee their rights. For these reasons, it becomes essential to open up an academic space of debate, critical reflection, and expression of knowledge that could offer a wider range of positions and production on the topic.

    Brasiliana therefore proposes to open a space for debate to discuss Brazil from perspectives departing from relations involving the indigenous part of society.