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Paulo Teixeira da Costa

Paulo Maurício Teixeira da Costa is a senior Brazilian civil servant who has worked in the Presidency, the Environment Ministry and the Ministry of Justice as well as the Federal Senate. He is currently a PhD candidate at IDS



Brazil’s 2018 General Election

After long months of doubts and concerns about its feasibility, it has eventually happened. The first round of the Brazilian presidential race took place on the 7th of October 2018. A race that started with the top poll candidate Lula da Silva, being incarcerated, and ended with his rival Jair...

19 October 2018

Paulo Teixeira da Costa’s recent work


Power and Popular Politics

Using a power lens on all our work, we examine popular forms of contestation in particular of non-elites. We seek to pioneer new ways of working with community, activist, academic and professional co-researchers from both the global North and South, using qualitative, ethnographic and action...