Social Movements and the Law: The Legal Group Inside the Occupation of Porto Alegre City Council in 2013

23 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2019 Last revised: 24 Feb 2019

See all articles by Fiammetta Bonfigli

Fiammetta Bonfigli

Independent

Germano Schwartz

Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis (UNIRITTER))

Fabricio Pontin

LaSalle University

Date Written: January 4, 2019

Abstract

English abstract: This work is part of the research project developed by the Observatory on New Social Movements and Law in Brazil at La Salle University, focusing in the city of Porto Alegre and on the occupation of the City Council on July of 2013, which is placed in the context of the protests against the increase of bus fares and for free fare, attempting to understand the relationship between the political organization of the Bloco de Lutas pelo Transporte Publico and its legal group during the eight days of City Council occupation. We conducted semi-structured interviews with members of the occupation in order to clarify the dynamics in the movement and its understanding of the relationship between law and social movements, highlighting the deferment of the eviction order and the elaboration of two Bills as fundamental moments of the relationship between the collective organization of the occupation and its legal team.

Spanish abstract: Este artículo forma parte de un proyecto de investigación desarrollado por el Observatorio de Nuevos Movimientos Sociales y Derecho de la Universidad La Salle de Brasil. Nos centramos en la ciudad de Porto Alegre y en la ocupación de su ayuntamiento en julio de 2013, en el contexto de las protestas contra el aumento de las tarifas de autobús y a favor del transporte gratuito. Intentamos comprender la relación entre la organización política del Bloco de Lutas pelo Transporte Publico y su grupo jurídico durante los ocho días que duró la ocupación. Realizamos entrevistas semiestructuradas con miembros de la ocupación para aclarar las dinámicas del movimiento y cómo entendía la relación entre derecho y movimientos sociales, destacando el aplazamiento de la orden de desalojo y la elaboración de dos leyes como momentos fundamentales de la relación entre la organización colectiva de la ocupación y su equipo jurídico.

Keywords: City Council occupation, Social Movements, Law, Porto Alegre, 2013, Ocupación del ayuntamiento, movimientos sociales, derecho

Suggested Citation

Bonfigli, Fiammetta and Schwartz, Germano and Pontin, Fabricio, Social Movements and the Law: The Legal Group Inside the Occupation of Porto Alegre City Council in 2013 (January 4, 2019). Oñati Socio-Legal Series. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3310142

Fiammetta Bonfigli (Contact Author)

Independent ( email )

No Address Available

Germano Schwartz

Centro Universitário Ritter dos Reis (UNIRITTER)) ( email )

Rua Orfanotrófio, 555
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul 90840-440
Brazil

Fabricio Pontin

LaSalle University ( email )

Register to save articles to
your library

Register

Paper statistics

Downloads
16
Abstract Views
130
PlumX Metrics
!

Under construction: SSRN citations will be offline until July when we will launch a brand new and improved citations service, check here for more details.

For more information