DYNAMICS OF CONTEMPORARY DEMOCRATIC SOCIETIES
The Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP, Brazil) and the Maria Sibylla Merian Centre in Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality in Unequal Societies are calling for applications to the São Paulo Advanced School of Social Sciences, funded by São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), to be held from 28th August to 5th September, 2017, at University of São Paulo.
The Advanced School of Social Sciences will select 80 participants and offer a limited number of scholarships partially funding travel and hotel expenses for participants (see below). Participants financed by the program will present their research in special panels during the week.
1. Who can apply to
The Advanced School of Social Sciences will select 80 participants as follows:
1. Post-docs from the CEBRAP International Post-doctoral Program 2017 and 2016.
2. Post-docs, doctoral candidates and master candidates selected by the Maria Sibylla Merian International Centre.
3. Post-docs, doctoral candidates and master candidates selected by international partners of the CEBRAP International Post-doctoral Program: Center for Latin American Studies/Princeton University (EUA), University of Bath (UK), Latin American Studies/ University of Cambridge (UK), Käte Hamburger Kolleg/ Centre for Global Cooperation Research (Germany), Institute for Development and Peace (University Duisburg Essen, Germany), Freie Universität Berlin and Institute of Development Studies –IDS (UK).
4. Other Post-docs, PHD and master candidates applying to this call
5. Candidates in other positions will be considered if there are remaining places
The Advanced School of Social Sciences will offer 10 scholarships funding travel and hotel expenses for participants.
Post-doc candidates will have preference in the distribution of the scholarships, according to their academic merit.
Participants financed by the program will present their research in special panels during the week.
Applications should be sent according to the requirements bellow. Applicants should justify the need for scholarship in their letters.
3. Documents required
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Statement explaining why the candidate is willing to attend the School and summarizing his/her current research.
4. One recommendation letter
Participants selected by the IPP-CEBRAP, the Maria Sybilla Merian Centre and by IPP-CEBRAP’s partners should send all documents excepted the recommendation letter.
Deadline for applications: July 31th
Applications should be sent to email@example.com
THE DYNAMICS OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES
Module I : SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POLITICAL CONTESTATION
August 28th, Monday
1ST. Session: 10:00-12:30. The different faces of political confrontation in contemporary societies: principles and recurrent patterns
LECTURE: David Snow, University of California, Irvine (to be confirmed)
2a. Session: 14:00-16:00. Social Movements, history and sociology
LECTURE: Angela Alonso, CEBRAP/USP
3a. Session: 16:30 – 18:00: Studying political confrontation in comparative perspective: approaches and empirical findings
ROUND TABLE: David Snow University of California, Irvine (to be confirmed), Breno Bringel, IESP-UERJ and Andres Sandoval, University of Bath
Module II. GLOBALIZATION AND INEQUALITIES
August 29th, Tuesday
1a. Session: 10:00-12:30. Globalization and inequalities: what we have learned from Latin America experience
LECTURE: Otaviano Canuto, The World Bank
2a. Session: 14:00-16:00. Democracy and inequalities: theory and empirical findings of the project “Trajectories of Inequalities”
LECTURE: Marta Arretche, Universidade de São Paulo, Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM)-CEBRAP
3a. Session -16:30-18hs: Challenges to continued inequality reduction
ROUND TABLE: Otaviano Canuto, The World Bank and Ricardo Paes de Barros, INSPER
August 30th, Wednesday
Module III. CONVILIALITY, LAW AND DEMOCRACY IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD
1a. Session: 10:00-12:. Conviviality, differences and legal pluralism
LECTURE: Sergio Costa, Freie Universität Berlin
2a. Session 14:00-16:00 – What critique for which theory: heritage and present challenges for a critical theoretical perspective
LECTURE: Marcos Nobre, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP)-CEBRAP
16:30-18hs: Presentation of selected papers of School’s participants.
August 31st, Thursday
1st session: 10:00- 12:00. ROUND TABLE: Politics of culture in contemporary democracies
2a. Session: 14:00-16:00. Presentation of selected papers of School’s participants.
3a. Session: 16:30 -18hs. Presentation of selected papers of School’s participants.
Module IV. RELIGION AND PUBLIC SPHERE
September 1st, Friday
1ST. Ssession:10:00-12:00. Religious diversity in a secular state
LECTURE: José Casanova, Georgetown University
2nd. Session 14:00-16:00. Religion, pluralism and public sphere in Brazil
LECTURE: Paula Montero, University of São Paulo and CEBRAP
September 4th, Monday
3a. Session: 10:00 – 12:00. Religion, secularity and politics
ROUND TABLE: José Casanova, Georgetown University and Ronaldo Almeida, CEBRAP/UNICAMP.
Module IV. DILEMMAS OF CONTEMPORARY DEMOCRACIES
1st. session: 14:00-16:00 – Dilemmas of contemporary democracies, diagnosis and perspectives
LECTURE: Christopher Achen, Princeton University
16:30-18hs: Presentation of selected papers of School’s participants
September 5th, Wednesday
2a. Session: 10:00 – 12:00. Democracy and systems of government: what do we know, Fernando Limongi, University of São Paulo/CEBRAP
3rd. Session : 14:00-16:00 -ROUND TABLE: Democracy and democratic controls
Cristopher Achen, Princeton University, Marcus André Melo, Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPe) and Oscar Vilhena Vieira, Getulio Vargas Foundation –São Paulo
16:30: Closing session
Candidates selected should attend all sessions. There will be daily panels, where selected participants will present their researches.