My research in Brazil is about environmental governance and development planning, and the conflicts and compromises that emerge as conservation and economic growth are prioritized by the state.
In my book, which is tentatively entitled Governing the Rainforest: Sustainable Development Politics in the Brazilian Amazon, I aim to accurately portray the stories of how projects and policies conducted in the name of sustainable development yield uneven socio-ecological outcomes.
Related publications and interviews:
Bratman, E. “Energy and Environment – Not the Olympics – Are Brazil’s Real Test.” Pacific Standard. July 25, 2016.
Teaching Notes (and “Expert”) for Council on Foreign Relations Infoguide on Deforestation in the Amazon (see “Resources” link in bottom left corner for the Teaching notes). Council on Foreign Relations Back-to-School event on Deforestation in the Amazon, panel discussion with Eve Bratman and Matthew Taylor, moderated by Robert McMahon, October 14, 2016.
Bratman, E. “Villains, Victims, and Conservationists? Representational Frameworks and Sustainable Development on the Transamazon Highway.” Human Ecology, 39: 4 (August 2011), 441-453.
Bratman, E. “Human Rights and Environmental Advocacy in the Eastern Brazilian Amazon.” in Ed Lorenz, Dana Aspinall and Mike Raley, eds., Montesinos’ Legacy: The Universality of Human Rights (Lexington Books, 2014).
Bratman, E. “Passive Revolution in the Green Economy: Activism and the Belo Monte Dam” International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law, and Economics 15:1 (March 2015), 61-77.
Bratman, E. “Brazil, the Green Economy and Challenging Environmental Norms in Global Governance.” in Matthew Taylor and Oliver Steunkel, eds., Brazil and the Liberal Order, (Palgrave MacMillan, 2015).
Bratman, E. “Contradictions of Green Development: Human Rights and Environmental Norms in Light of Belo Monte Dam Activism.” Journal of Latin American Studies 46: 2 (May 2014), 261-289.
Bratman, E. December 16, 2015. Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam and the Green Economy. Panoramas.