Jim Shyne

Jim Shyne is a PhD Candidate at The Fletcher School, where his dissertation explores the causes of violent crime in Rio de Janeiro. He was a Fulbright Fellow in Rio in 2009, a visiting researcher at ISER (a Rio-based human rights and democracy NGO) from 2009-2011, and has over fifteen years of experience working on issues of international economic development, democratization, and program monitoring and evaluation across sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.

Fletcher Forum articles by Jim Shyne:


Reforming Brazil’s “Violent Democracy”

October 2, 2013 by Jim Shyne
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Brazil’s long-term prospects for true democratic consolidation will depend on a thorough reform of the public security sector and an end to the outsourcing of legitimate police work to vigilante groups.

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Rio Struggles to Prepare for the World Cup

April 17, 2013 by Jim Shyne
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Rio de Janeiro has come a long way in recent years but corruption, violent crime, and police brutality remain major problems as the city prepares to host the World Cup in 2014 and the Summer Olympic Games in 2016.

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