Brazil: back to the future
An array of problems - economic, social, moral, environmental - is testing the political limits of Brazil's state-society relationship.
Brazil: the road to 2018
Brazil emerges from the 2014 election with a re-elected president, two problems, and four names in mind.
Brazil election surprise
An unexpected result in the first round leaves the presidential election open. It also hints at Brazil's underlying political dynamics.
Brazil's vote, Marina Silva's chance
A charismatic environmentalist is now leading Brazil's presidential race. Can she win and create the new politics she promises?
Brazil, protest and the World Cup
A year of social turbulence preceded Brazil's hosting of football's World Cup, with the competition itself a symbolic target of many protests. What do Brazilians think now? Arthur Ituassu, in Rio, reflects.
Brazil, a crisis of representation:
A protest wave in Brazil embodies new ideas of political community that challenge the country's old social practices and centralised structures
Brazil in 2013: A historic adventure
A big year in Brazil marked by huge street protests and a major corruption trial creates new tests for the country's democracy
Between Heaven and Hell
Chavez, the South American left and the crisis of representative democracy
Institute for Public Policy Research - UK