Horizons of Inclusion: Life between Laws and Developments in Rio De Janeiro

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Maria Dias

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)

Luis Eslava

University of Kent - Kent Law School

Date Written: January 26, 2014

Abstract

In this article we explore current debates about social inclusion in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro. Through a comparison of two initiatives that aim to redress socio-economic segregation in Rio, we analyze the ontological position that these programs adopt towards their subjects, paying particular attention to the programs’ assumptions regarding the legal and development status of residents in informal neighborhoods. Our aim is to demonstrate how some social inclusion programs recognize and respect the diversity and life experience of marginalized subjects, whereas other nominally successful programs do not achieve such objectives. In our view, such recognition ensures that social inclusion programs become substantive avenues for justice, rather than instruments of technocratic or economic programing, or the seeds of new forms of violence.

Keywords: Law and Development, Social Inclusion, Rio de Janiero, Brazil, Unidades de Polícia Pacificadora, UPPs, Law, Development

Suggested Citation

Dias, Maria and Eslava, Luis, Horizons of Inclusion: Life between Laws and Developments in Rio De Janeiro (January 26, 2014). University of Miami Inter-American Law Review, Vol. 44, No. 2, 2013, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2385664

Maria Dias

Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) ( email )

Av; Pasteur, 250
terreo - Bairro Maracana
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro 23890000
Brazil

Luis Eslava (Contact Author)

University of Kent - Kent Law School ( email )

Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NS
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://https://www.kent.ac.uk/law/people/academic/Eslava,_Luis.html

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