This book is about Brazil, the country I live in, the country I love, the country that haunts me with its Sphinx- shaped sociability. For the last 25 years or so I’ve been researching and publishing on various aspects of the State- capital-labour relations, and then State building, inequality and class formation, and then youth […]
We are pleased to have the opportunity to bring for the first time the International Congress of the SIEPM to South America (Brazil) and see this as a very special occasion both to further the study of medieval philosophy
Cyberpunk 2.0 is about cultures in our time. A book about all the ruptures that shaked a world that thought itself as the future of the past in its rational and optimistic foreseeability concerning the idea of progress.
Developed by students and for students, the MUN aims to simulate a real discussion among Member States of the United Nations. Divided in committees, all topics are based on current international events, and should be treated seriously.
This year the first phase of the World Summit on the Information Society is taking place in Geneva, and UNESCO is pround to presente the book firstname.lastname@example.org. This book brings forth a comprehensive reflection on the meaning of information society and that of digital exclusion
Few foreigners knew much about Chile when, in September 1970, a Marxist president was elected. Yet the next three years were to make it a stage on which the world watched the re-enactment of almost all the classic problems of achieving socialism.
The Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation has been organizing projects to contribute to the research and debate on topics related to the international agenda of Brazil. One of these topics concerns the grouping of countries known as the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).
The Seminar on Biotechnology in Europe and Latin America (SOBELA) took place in Brussels, 27-29 April 1987. Unlike many recent meetings in biotechnology this was not an opportunity to display the latest developments
In 2013, the Alexandre de Gusmão Foundation (Funag), a think tank linked to the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, convened a group of historians, international relations scholars, and diplomats, to discuss the formation of ideas and concepts throughout the evolution of Brazilian foreign policy.
In the contemporary marketplace, perceptions about corporations and their products are framed by multiple sources of information. Shifts in media access and consumption, the multiplication of marketing
After the books of Hannah Arendt (The Human Condition, 1958) and Jurgen Habermas (Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere, 1962) the concept of public sphere has undergone enormous changes and critical evaluations.
Building a research path called metageography begins with an initial question: is unveiling the world based on space, that is, based on the spatiality of social relationships, the task and objective of geography?
Acute global shortages in the health workforce today represent a crisis that looks certain to worsen in the years ahead. There is a chronic worldwide need for some 2.4 million more physicians, nurses and midwives, and for almost two million more pharmacists and other paramedical workers.
O Proceedings of the Brazilian Research Group on Epistemology é uma publicação anual de pesquisa em epistemologia analítica contemporânea (em suas vertentes tradicional, social e formal)
Despite it being a debated issue in recent decades, there is in fact no consensus regarding the potentialities of the Internet for the strengthening of citizens’ political participation and – by extension – of democracy itself.
Communication studies are today very focused on new technologies and the changing contexts of present audiences, trying to envisage future outcomes in media uses. However, a full understanding of our media landscape must be aware that it hosts several layers of once new technologies
Created in 2006, the Organisational and Strategic Communication Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) aims to promote an active and critical dialogue among scholars involved in the study of Organisational and Strategic Communication (OSC)
A lot can change in 10 years: or, at least, a lot can happen in 10 years. And no doubt about it, the 10 years from 2005 to 2015 were politically intense in Brazil.
The extension of the Internet amongst the Western population, the possibility of access to the Net using a plethora of devices – from PC to the electronic tablets, from PDA to smartphones
Today, the proliferation of mobile digital communication devices is an area of experimentation by social actors, a field in which commercial and state organizations explore new paths. At the same time, it is the backdrop for potential transformations in the public/private dichotomy