Insurgent Citizenship in Brazil: the Role of Mega Sports Events

Lead researcher: Einar Braathen, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR)

This project seeks to reach a deeper understanding of the encounters between citizens (communities) and mega sports events in Brazil. The main question asked in the project is: To what extent, and how, do international mega sports events spur citizens' social and political mobilizations? The additional question is: How do these mobilizations consequently set the quality of citizenship on the public agenda in the host city/country?


  • Research staff in Norway:
    Celina Sørbøe, PhD research fellow at Norwegian Institute of Urban and Regional Research, Oslo Metropolitan University
  • Partners abroad:
  • Geographic focus:
  • Project period:
    2015 – 2019
  • Funding:
    Research Council of Norway, FRIHUMSAM


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Published Apr. 5, 2019 12:00 PM - Last modified Apr. 1, 2020 12:53 PM