The Cycle of Attention to Political Events: Racism and Police Violence in Portugal

Authors

  • José António Oliveira Rocha Full Professor, University of Minho

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21814/perspectivas.3137

Keywords:

Racism, Police violence, Cycle of attention to problems

Abstract

The author describes the Downs model (1972). Then he tests his propositions to explain the phenomenon of racism and police violence in the "Bairro da Jamaica"in the city of Setúbal; while drawing attention to the racist culture of the majority of the Portuguese population, which supports the abuse of force by the police. The event that took place on January 19 is the corollary of several events of the same type and can become a political fact of large and uncontrollable dimensions that threatens the stability of the Portuguese political system.

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Author Biography

José António Oliveira Rocha, Full Professor, University of Minho

Nascido em 15/12/1947 em Castelões-Guimarães. É bacharel em Filosofia e Licenciado em Direito pela Fac de Direito de Coimbra. Concluiu o Mestrado e o PHD nos USA em Ciência Política em 1986. O seu Doutoramento foi reconhecido na área de Ciências da Administração ( Administração Pública) Foi Professor na Universidade do Minho, onde fez a Agregação e ascendeu por concurso público a Professor Catedrático, tendo lecionado também na s Universidades de Macau (1990-1992), Universidade de Lisboa (2001-2oo6) e em várias outras nacionais e estrangeiras.

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2021-06-22

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Oliveira Rocha, J. A. (2021). The Cycle of Attention to Political Events: Racism and Police Violence in Portugal. Perspectivas - Journal of Political Science, 24, 56-64. https://doi.org/10.21814/perspectivas.3137

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