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Maria Teresa Avilez Nogueira Pinto

PhD Student (FCT grant holder)

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As a PhD student, my research focuses on processes of power legitimation in authoritarian and personalized regimes, through a comparison between two cases: Rwanda and Zimbabwe. I am interestesd in analyzing the relevance of both formal (constitutional limits) and informal (economic performance, history or ideology) factors of power legitimation in authoritarian regimes. Other research interests include human rights, concepts of democracy and the political impact of social movements and social media platforms in the 21st century, in Sub Saharan Africa in particular and in the world in general.

Education/Academic qualification

International Relations, Master, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Sep 2007Dec 2010

Award Date: 16 Dec 2010

Political Science, Bachelor, Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Sep 2001Jul 2006

Award Date: 6 Jul 2006

Political Science, The Heritage Foundation

Feb 2007May 2007


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