Post Tagged with: "Brazil"

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

A Comptroller General of Brazil (CGU) building.

How auditing can be directed against corruption: the case of Brazil’s municipality-facing auditing programme

The wrongful exercise of authority over the use of public money is a major issue for public governance in many countries.  As a tool of public governance, auditing is often directed against public office-holders’ corrupt activities and behaviour. This study seeks to advance professional knowledge about applying auditing to this […]

by × 15 February 2018 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Two sides of transparency: how audits sometimes help, sometimes harm, women’s political representation

Two sides of transparency: how audits sometimes help, sometimes harm, women’s political representation

It seems reasonable to assume that progressive policies help each other along. That, for example, programmes to improve transparency and lower corruption go hand in hand with efforts to encourage more women to stand for political office. But is this assumption justified? And what if the opposite were sometimes the […]

by × 14 February 2018 ×

BSG Alumni, Governance, cooperation and law

Photo via America 2.1

Corruption in Latin America: destruction or opportunity?

In these “orange times of terror”, Latin America has some more important issues to focus on, rather than spend all its energy and efforts dealing with Trump and his distinctive foreign policy in the region. Only a few months after the ‘Panama Papers’ controversy, a new corruption scandal has emerged. […]

by × 21 February 2017 ×

BSG Alumni, Economic growth and resilience

Rio 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics Head offices. Source: Wikimedia

The journey from Oxford to Rio 2016’s Opening Ceremony

During my time in the MPP, a senior civil servant delivered a lecture about his experience organising the London 2012 Olympic Games. I had not fully understood the scale of the Olympic Games before that lecture, nor had I thought about the vast amount of planning and infrastructure that goes into […]

by × 05 August 2016 ×

BSG Faculty, Governance, cooperation and law

Photo: Ichiro Guerra on Flickr Creative Commons

Why has Dilma Rousseff promoted so few women?

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff will soon submit nominations for senior positions to the Congress for approval. Positions up for nomination include directors at the Brazilian Central Bank (BCB) and a judge on the Brazilian Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal Federal – STF). But Rousseff, one of the world’s most powerful women, […]

by × 23 March 2015 ×

Governance, cooperation and law, Guest contributor

Image source: Dilma Rousseff by Sala de Imprensa Flickr

Brazil’s Institutional Limbo

International investors are watching closely as Brazilians prepare to vote in the second round of the presidential election on October 26. Their vote will not only decide who will be the country’s next president; it may also determine the future of the Central Bank of Brazil (BCB), and therefore the […]

by × 29 October 2014 ×

BSG Students, Governance, cooperation and law

Image sources: Flickr Creative Commons - Dilma Rousseff (left) side: Copyright Rede Brasil Atual 2010 (http://goo.gl/uUOw5e) and Aecio Neves (right) side: Copyright Gláucia Rodrigues 2013 (http://goo.gl/IMmByD)

One Election, Two Countries

Against a backdrop of high polarization and economic recession, Brazil’s presidential election represents a maturity test for voters and presidential contenders alike. In a country that has been dubbed “the social media capital of the universe,” social networks play an increasingly crucial role in electoral campaigns. But for some Brazilian […]

by × 22 October 2014 ×