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Pandemic spread of violence: COVID-19 and criminal governance in Rio de Janeiro

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Johannes Ludwig

About Johannes
Johannes Ludwig is currently enrolled in the SciencesPo-London School of Economics double degree programme in International Affairs, specialising in international security policy. Following a social gap year in a drug rehabilitation project in Rio de Janeiro, he completed his undergraduate studies in International Relations at Technische Universität Dresden with a regional focus on Latin America.
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Abstract

Brazil is one of the countries most affected by the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. While this situation poses a threat to many Brazilians who already face a lack of basic healthcare and sanitation, their predicament is further aggravated by local drug gangs expanding their influence. This article analyses the implications of the pandemic for structures of criminal governance in Rio de Janeiro and discusses future trends and potential policy responses.
How to Cite: Ludwig, J., 2021. Pandemic spread of violence: COVID-19 and criminal governance in Rio de Janeiro. The Public Sphere: Journal of Public Policy, 9(1).
Published on 08 May 2021.
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