Benjamin Selwyn is Full Professor of International Development and International Relations at the University of Sussex. He is author of Workers, State and Development in Brazil, The Global Development Crisis, The Struggle for Development, and co-editor of Class Dynamics of Development. He is currently working on a book provisionally entitled World Development Under Supply Chain Capitalism.

May 14, 2022


Persisting Paternalisms

The Auxilio Brasil in perspective

In recent months Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro appears to have shape-shifted. From a staunch ally of business interests, he now presents himself as a president of the poor. The basis of this transformation is his new conditional cash-transfer programme Auxilio…