Congratulations to PhD candidate Eduardo Cornelius for his new publication in the Law & Society Review. In the article, “Discursive mismatch and globalization by stealth: The fight against corruption in the Brazilian legal field,” Cornelius develops his practicum research (supervised by Professors Ron Levi and Sida Liu; read by Kristin Plys). The article presents a discursive field analysis of anti-corruption ideas in the Brazilian legal field. Cornelius argues that, in disputes over a 2016 anti-corruption bill, supporters’ and critics’ arguments created a “discursive mismatch” enabling the “globalization by stealth” of international legal ideas. Read the full article here.
Eduardo Cornelius is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology. His practicum research previously won the 2021 Roderick A. Macdonald Graduate Student Essay Prize from the Canadian Law and Society Association. His dissertation is titled Lawyers and Penal Change: A Field Analysis of White-Collar Criminal Law Transformations in Brazil.