The Debate on "Militarization of Public Security" in Brazil: After All, What Is It?

Monday, 11 July 2016: 15:03
Location: Seminar 52 (Juridicum)
Oral Presentation
Jose Luiz RATTON, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
In recent years the community of social scientists, numerous human rights organizations and certain sectors of the media have pointed the militarization of public security in Brazil as an impediment to the construction of efficient and democratic security policies in the country.
This paper attempts to map and understand the different concepts of "militarization of public security" of the discourse of the main social actors present in the public arena and critically discuss any expected implications and effects of such views on the possibilities of reform and transformation of police organizations and organizational arrangement of public security in Brazil.