Eduardo Tamaki

Doctoral Researcher

Eduardo Tamaki

  • Short CV

    • July 2022 – Present: Doctoral Student at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt.
    • April 2022 – Present: Doctoral Researcher at the GIGA Doctoral Program.
    • April 2022 – Present: Research Fellow at the GIGA’s “Democratic Institutions in the Global South” (DEMINGS) Project, and the Institute for Latin American Studies (ILAS).
    • July 2021 – Present: Team Leader of Team Populism’s Young Scholars Team, Team Populism.
    • October 2018 – Present: Textual Analysis Team, Team Populism.
    • August 2016 – Present: Researcher for the Center for Studies on Political Behavior (CECOMP), Federal University of Minas Gerais.
    • August 2022: Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Intensive Course in Research Methodology in Social Sciences at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
    • September 2021: Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Intensive Course in Research Methodology in Social Sciences at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
    • May 2021 – September 2021: Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
    • 2020 – 2022: Researcher and Collaborator for the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation.
    • 2020 – 2022: Collaborator for the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation’s “Gender & Covid-19” Project.
    • 2020 – 2021: Masters of Political Science from the Department of Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Holder of the CAPE’s Master’s Scholarship for the Graduate Program in Political Science.
    • August 2019 – November 2019: Teaching Assistant at the Department of Political Science at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
    • 2016 – 2019: Student Research Assistant (“Scientific Initiation”) at the Department of Political Sciences at the Federal University of Minas Gerais.
    • 2015 – 2019: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences with a minor in Political Sciences from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

    Current Research

    • Political and Electoral Behaviour
    • Populism (attitudes and discourse)
    • Far-right politics
    • Democratic Backsliding
    • Attitudes

    Countries and Regions

    • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • United States

    Memberships

    • Political Studies, Article Review, since 2023
    • UNpacking POPulism: Comparing the formation of emotion narratives and their effects on political behaviour, Collaborator, since 2022
    • Team Populism, Founder & Team Leader of the Young Scholars Team, since 2021
    • Team Populism, Textual Analysis team member, since 2018

    Dissertation

    • All Roads Lead to Rome: Comparing Contemporary Exclusionary and Inlusionary Populism and their Impact on Liberal Democracy

    Eduardo Tamaki

    Doctoral Researcher

    T. +49 40 42825-797eduardo.tamaki@giga-hamburg.de

    Research Project | 01/05/2021 - 30/04/2026

    Democratic Institutions in the Global South (DEMINGS)

    This project contributes new knowledge on the functioning of democratic institutions in the Global South, their (in)efficacy to constrain powerful executives, and the effects of particular institutions on both democratic quality and regime stability. The focus is on countries with presidential constitutions, i.e., those with directly elected presidents, an institutional choice that extended worldwide in the last decades.
    Leibniz Competition, 2021-2026

    Chapter in Edited Volume | 04/2023

    The Sharp-Tongued Loudmouth: Incivility and Debasement in Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro's YouTube Livestreams

    This chapter focuses on debasement language in contemporary Brazilian political communication, analyzing Jair Bolsonaro's YouTube livestreams from 2019 to 2020. We understand debasement language as a discourse aiming to demean, degrade, or discredit a specific target, such as individuals, social groups, and personnel within political institutions.

    Globalization and Health | 02/2023

    Women and Working in Healthcare During the Covid-19 Pandemic in Brazil: Bullying of Colleagues

    This article analyzes the experiences of workplace bullying suffered by women front-line healthcare professionals dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic in Brazil.

    Conexão Política | 06/2022

    QCA Para Iniciantes: Fundamentos da Análise Comparativa Qualitativa

    This paper aims to introduce the QCA (Qualitative Comparative Analysis)
    method for studies in the social sciences.

    Virgílio Mendes Araujo

    Federal University of Minas Gerais

    Research Project | 01/05/2021 - 30/04/2026

    Democratic Institutions in the Global South (DEMINGS)

    This project contributes new knowledge on the functioning of democratic institutions in the Global South, their (in)efficacy to constrain powerful executives, and the effects of particular institutions on both democratic quality and regime stability. The focus is on countries with presidential constitutions, i.e., those with directly elected presidents, an institutional choice that extended worldwide in the last decades.
    Leibniz Competition, 2021-2026

    El Universo | Confidencial | La Revista.cr Opinion | Folha de S. Paulo | Latinoamérica21 | Article | 27/08/2023

    "El 'Trump de las pampas': Argentina suma un riesgo más"

    LatinAmerica 21 | Expert Comment / Guest Contribution | 27/08/2023

    El “Trump de las Pampas”: Argentina suma un riesgo más

    Argentina is adding a new risk to its long list of problems. Frustration and anger in Argentina with the economic situation and the disappointing performance of the traditional parties led to a populist figure get first position in the primaries on 13 August.

    Alice News | Article | 30/12/2022

    Anger and Populist Attitudes: How Could Anger Activate Latent Populist Attitudes?

    Negative emotions are often associated with populism, as feelings of fear and anger are seen as one of the key motivating factors underlying populist support. Both from the supply and demand side, or the elite and individual perspectives, populism is commonly associated with fear and anger.

    Conference | 15/07/2023 - 19/07/2023

    Paper presentation: "Brazilian Democratic Backsliding: What if Bolsonaro Had Not Been Elected?"

    IPSA 27th World Congress of Political Science, Buenos Aires Eduardo Tamaki (Speaker), Gustavo Venturelli (Speaker)

    What is the effect of Bolsonaro on the Brazilian democratic backsliding? What if he was not elected? Although there is no consensus in the literature regarding global democratic erosion, data shows Brazil went backward.

    Teaching | Willy Brandt School of Public Policy | 2023

    MODUS: Introduction to the Statistical Software R

    This course offers an introduction to one of the most powerful tools in data analysis, R. The proposed course is an introduction that will allow the student to master the basics for data manipulation and visualization, or to venture into work with more sophisticated models.

    Teaching | Willy Brandt School of Public Policy | 2023

    Populism in the 21st Century

    Willy Brandt School of Public Policy Erfurt Germany

    Over the past few decades, populism made its ‘comeback,’ taking mainstream parties by surprise and shaking the political institutions of both young and long-established democracies alike. From Donald Trump’s presidency and Jair Bolsonaro’s polarizing (single) term to the Brexit referendum, Yellow Vest movements, and radical right parties in Europe, populist leaders, parties, and movements have gained significant momentum worldwide in a way that does not make sense anymore to limit populism to “third-world countries.” Populism can no longer be ignored. Populists are redefining political narratives, challenging incumbents and well-established parties, and reshaping social and political dynamics. Even though they are not winning the elections everywhere, they force the establishment to adapt. Despite the evident success populism has been getting in recent years, some think that the Covid-19 pandemic was the beginning of its end. After all, scholars theorized, populism would not be able to sustain itself in the face of a global pandemic, and populists would be forced to adapt, give in, and move on. That is not what it looks like. The recent electoral victories of leaders such as Erdogan, Lula, and many others in both Latin America and Europe, have proven that the ‘populism moment’ is not over. Against such background, the main objective of this course is to provide students with the conceptual, theoretical, and empirical foundations to understand the phenomenon of contemporary populism. Looking into the various definitions, varieties, measurements, as well as causes and consequences of populism, the course explores (I) what populism stands for in today’s political context (mainly in the political science), (II) how it differs from its earlier manifestations, (III) how it relates to democracy and civil society, (IV) which strategic responses are available to mitigate its impacts, (V) why it is often associated with conspiracy theories and fake news, (VI) how the Covid-19 pandemic affected it, and (VI) what the current manifestations of populism look like across the world.

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