Brazil and Its Many Realities: Courts and State-Centrism; Administrative Agencies and International Cooperation

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Part of the Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 41)


The paper discusses how Constitutionalism and legal pluralism dialogue in Brazil in different environments as Judicial Courts, Administrative Agencies and law professors and lawyers’ activities. For lawyers, and even more to law professors, it is crucial to be aware and engaged with foreign and international discussions and dynamics. In a similar way, international cooperation is a common trend and practice within Brazilian administrative agencies. The scenario is different for Judicial Courts. Most Brazilian Courts’ rulings frame the legal order in a State-centered monistic perspective: hierarchical standards drawn from the Federal Constitution will measure and accommodate each any norm, from any source, into the national system. The paper also examines how other elements, as ideology, may influence this dialogue in Brazil.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), Law SchoolRio de JaneiroBrazil

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