GOLDSTEIN Ariel Alejandro
The contribution of the liberal-conservative press to the crisis of Dilma Rousseff?s second term
Cogent Social Sciences
Taylor & Francis
Lugar: Abingdon, Oxon; Año: 2016 p. 1 - 13
In this paper we analyze the role played by the ?liberal-conservative? press in the course of governments by the Workers Party in Brazil. We introduce the problem examining Lula?s terms in office (2003-2010), defined by political stability, his charismatic leadership and the emergence of corruption allegations in the press. With the effects of the economic slowdown and the emergence of the June 2013 demonstrations, corruption demands adopted a relevance that was instigated by the press. Finally, we discuss the role played by the press in the presidential elections of 2014 and the crisis of Dilma?s second term. We analyze the role played by the ?liberal-conservative? press at this critical conjuncture and its influence in producing the political polarization that emerged in Brazilian society after the 2014 elections, which led to Dilma?s impeachment. Through its engagement in a moralistic campaign in the context of the crisis of Dilma´s second term, we argue that the liberal-conservative press repeated an elitist pattern in Brazilian history, causing an imbalance in the sustainability of Brazilian democracy. Cogent Social Sciences is indexed in: Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ), EBSCO, Proquest, British Library, Cabell?s International, Finnish Publications Forum, Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers, Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL), DTU Library, Ulrichs, Google Scholar, CrossRef and Taylor & Francis Online.