(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Antagonistic authorities and the civil police in São Paulo, Brazil

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

WILLIS G.D. (1) ;
(1) Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, ETATS-UNIS


This article examines antagonistic authorities and the civil police in São Paulo, Brazil. First, it shows that they reproduce three kinds of authority—public, institutional, and criminal—that influence how police work is done. Second, that they are battling over different normative worldviews and notions of acceptable police practice. It concludes that the slow pace of democratic change at this police station emerges from multiple modes of resistance that complicate how police can do their work


Article of periodic

published at : Latin American research review / ISSN 0023-8791

Editor : Latin American Studies Association, Pittsburgh, PA - ETATS-UNIS (1965)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 49, no1 [pp. 3-22]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 23897

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1353/lar.2014.0016

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