Authoritarianism and attacks on the environment: report of the Brazilian case under the Bolsonaro government

Part of the literature on attacks on the rule of law without institutional breakdown reports the process of creating new constitutions or constitutional amendments.
The government of Jair Bolsonaro, the current Brazilian president, has been characterized by a decrease in rankings of the rule of law and democracy. However, the techniques used do not go through formal alteration or constitutional substitution, but through the mixture of three procedures: normative alterations through decree, budget strangulation of the bodies responsible for control and replacement of public servants that are not suitable for the institutional weakening project. All three operations have been used in the environmental area, causing the area to be weakened and the constitution to be deconstructed and emptied. Thus, understanding how the environmental area has been destroyed is relevant to understanding the threat to constitutional law.