Brazil, Pacification and Major Events: Forging an “Ambience of Security” in Rio

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Revista de Estudios en Seguridad Internacional

This paper seeks to analyze the reshaping of the state security device in Brazil justified by the challenge of hosting the World Cup and the Olympic Games. The advent of these events ignited security programs designed to face possible threats and also the strengthening of law enforcement capability.

This security device, in a Foucauldian perspective, should be seen as a complex articulation between social practices around security, national securitization processes and new tactics of government over conducts, spaces and flows connected with transterritorial security strategies.

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To cite this article: Thiago Rodrigues, Fernando Brancoli & Mariana Kalil, “Brazil, Pacification and Major Events: Forging an “Ambience of Security” in Rio”, Revista de Estudios en Seguridad Internacional, Vol. 4, No. 1, (2018), pp. 87-105.