Coordinators: Christian Edward Cyril Lynch and Pedro Hermílio Villas Bôas Castelo Branco
BEEMOTE is a Group of Studies and Research in Political Theory and Brazilian Political Thinking. Formed in 2014 by professors and students linked to the Institute of Social and Political Studies of the University of the State Rio de Janeiro (IESP / UERJ), BEEMOTE aims to improve the training, research and debate around themes that are expensive to theory politics, history of concepts, violence and Brazilian political thought.
Coordinators: Mariana Cavalcanti e Eugênia Motta
Created in 2015, the CASA group brings together researchers with various levels of education, mostly anthropologists and sociologists, interested in understanding the dynamics of the construction of cities from the vantage point of housing spaces. Ethnography is a hallmark of the group’s studies, not only as a research method linked to participant observation, but also as an analytical perspective. In-depth description, direct and prolonged observation and, especially, the point of view of the agents themselves, are the basis for comprehensive and non-normative analyzes of city life.
Phone: +55 21 2266-8300
The “Center for the Study of Wealth and Social Stratification” (CERES) has as main objective to conduct research and provide information, through social indicators, on the processes of social stratification that generate persistent social inequalities.
Phone: 21 2537-8020
Coordenação: Fernando Fontainha
Created in 2017, with the goal of producing empirical studies on Law through theoretical and methodological approaches related to Social Sciences, DECISO acts on two main fronts: the development of research, contracted mainly by legal institutions, and the teaching activity, offering courses and conducting debates and scientific events, both in academia and in the legal world.
Phone: 21 2266-8324
Coordinator: Argelina Figueiredo
Doxa was created in 1996 at IUPERJ / UCAM to investigate the electoral processes and the formation of political opinion. Coordinated by Professor Marcus Figueiredo, the laboratory became a reference for research in political communication in Brazil, producing theses, dissertations, publications and analyzes within the various sub-themes that the subject includes, such as electoral propaganda, political journalism, reception and political attitude, electoral behavior and others. Doxa now has an important audiovisual collection of political propaganda and journalism and opinion polls, with collections of electoral programs since 1988, news programs, clippings of candidate appearances and documentaries. Our collection serves as a basis for scientific research in various institutions, in Brazil and abroad. In 2014, Doxa was coordinated by teacher Aegelina Cheibub Figueiredo. Keeping its original mission of investigation of the electoral processes, it began to focus on the analysis of electoral results, thus broadening its scope and incorporating IESP researchers dedicated to the study of the subject.
Phone: 21 2266-8341
Group of the Studies of Economics and Politics (GEEP) aims to discuss the interaction between Economics and Politics, both in the theoretical approach and in the analysis of the reality of Brazil and other countries, including a broad thematic set, among others: interface between political and economic thinking ; interaction between the performance of societal actors and economic factors; developmental thinking and experiences of development; foundations of social democracy and related experiences; public and social policies; globalization and reduction of national states’ policy space; financialization; etc.
Phone: 21 2266-8338
Coordinators: João Feres Júnior and Luiz Augusto Campos
GEMAA (Affirmative Action Multidisciplinary Studies Group) is a research group dedicated to the study of affirmative actions, registered with CNPq and headquartered at IESP-UERJ. We are currently developing a set of research projects on affirmative action in the Brazilian and world context, based on a variety of methodological and objective approaches. In addition, GEMAA organizes events and discussions on the subject of affirmative action in Brazil.
Phone: 21 2266-8338
Coordinators: Renato Boschi and Ana Célia Castro
The National Institute of Science and Technology in Public Policies, Strategies and Development (INCT / PPED) brings together professors and researchers from six teaching and research institutions: University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (IESP), Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Federal Fluminense University, Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, Federal University of Juiz de Fora, State University of Campinas. The INCT / PPED is part of a wide network of academic research of national and international scope, and among its international consultants researchers of recognized competence and projection in their respective areas of activity. The INCT / PPED began its activities in October 2009 and its general objective is to contribute to the theoretical and conceptual renewal of development-oriented public action. It is focused on the production and diffusion of knowledge, seeking to subsidize governmental public action through the preparation of cadres for the strategic nucleus of the Brazilian and Latin American States.
Phone: 21 2266-8315 / 8309
Coordinators: Carlos R. S. Milani and Enara Echart Muñoz
The World Political Analysis Laboratory (LABMUNDO) is an interdisciplinary research and teaching initiative launched in March 2006. Its researchers – professors, doctors, masters and undergraduate and graduate students – work in three distinct but integrated lines of research , with the central objective of understanding and analyzing the contemporary world order based on the great social, economic, political and cultural transformations that mark the so-called Third Industrial Revolution and globalization since the 1970s in the transition to the twenty-first century.
Telefone: 21 2266-8336
Coordinators: Carlos Milani, Maria Regina Soares Lima, Leticia Pinheiro and Enara Echart Muñoz
We are a research platform that brings together four CNPq groups interested in discussing, improving and presenting works and projects on the political, economic and social place of the “South” in international relations. Through this partnership, researchers seek to enhance the critical view of North-South relations, social inequalities, differences in status and decision-making power, as well as hierarchies in contemporary international politics.
Coordinator: Thamy Pogrebinschi
The Laboratory for Democracy Studies (LED) has as its central goal to conduct research on democracy in Brazil, with an emphasis on the analysis of participatory and deliberative mechanisms. At the base of LED studies is the concern to investigate the course of institutionalization of democratic innovations that allow the participation of civil society in the process of political decision-making, as well as its impact on representative institutions and the public policy cycle.
Coordinator: João Feres Júnior
The Laboratory of Media and Public Sphere Studies (LEMEP) aims to contribute to the expansion of the study horizons of the relationship between media and politics. LEMEP has two basic objectives. First, bring to the study of the media / election interaction tools that allow a more complex and comprehensive understanding of the press coverage through the quantitative analysis of content, made with computational tools. Second, to study other contexts and moments of politicization of the media outside the electoral periods, such as coverage of issues such as social movements, urban problems, political parties and characters as well as values.
Coordinator: Letícia Pinheiro
The plurality of actors who participate in the decision-making process and of themes that integrate the foreign policy agendas demand an investigation into the implications of this new configuration. NEAAPE brings together researchers and researchers dedicated to understanding this universe through their studies and analyzes of the foreign policy decision-making process in different countries, either individually or in a comparative perspective. NEAAPE also produces texts, maps, infographics, tables and interviews that illustrate and problematize this field of research and reflection. Created in 2016, the Nucleus continues the research carried out within the framework of the extinct Network of Agendas and Actors of Foreign Policy that was responsible, with the support of CNPq, for advancing the reflection on foreign policy as a public policy.
Coordinator: Fabiano Santos
The Nucleus of Studies on the Congress aims to contribute to the advancement of this area of study through the constitution of a research laboratory dedicated to the investigation of several issues related to the National Congress and Legislative Assemblies, from indexes and rates of cohesion and discipline, information on the political trajectory of parliamentarians, the handling of public policies and problems of internal organization.
Coordinators: Renato Boschi and Eli Diniz
The Nucleus for Entrepreneurial, Institutions and Capitalism Studies, NEIC, formalizes research activities in the area of Political Economy that has been conducted for more than thirty years by the coordinators, focusing on the role of entrepreneurship and the conditions of development of Brazilian capitalism and countries of Latin America.
Phone: 21 2266-8334
Coordinators: Breno Bringel and José Mauricio Domingues
The Nucleus for Studies in Social Theory and Latin America develops its activities in the two research areas indicated by its name. The Theory area is dedicated to the foundations of Sociological and Social Theory, discussing mainly the following themes: theory of collective subjectivity, global modernity and theories of collective actions and social movements. The Latin American area emerges, in turn, as a central empirical reference that gives support to the part of the discussions developed both in Social Theory in general, as in Collective Actions, Political Responses and Social Movements, in a more specific way.
Phone: 21 2266-8336
Coordinator: Adalberto Cardoso
The Nucleus of Research and Labor Studies (NUPET), created in 2002, is devoted to the analysis of themes related to transformations in the world of work and its impact on the social mechanisms of construction and reproduction of collective identities, forms of associativism and participation , obtaining livelihoods and reproducing inequalities, focusing on the structure and dynamics of labor markets, the institutions that regulate them, the strategies of companies and the trade union organization.
OCS (Observatory of Social Sciences) is a laboratory dedicated to systematic research on the organization, profile and history of Brazilian Social Sciences. Bringing together researchers from different areas, approaches and institutions, the group intends to disseminate sociological investigations that take the Sciences themselves as an object of study to a wider public
Phone: 21 2266-8334
Coordenation: Carlos Milani
The Interdisciplinary Observatory on Climate Change promotes research, training and social and political activities in the field of climate change. Created in 2020, it brings together members of Political Science, International Relations, Sociology, Education, Oceanography and Public Health.
The Observatory of the Brazilian Legislative (OLB) combines academic expertise and data analysis tools to monitor and evaluate the behavior of representatives in Brazil’s National Congress. Its chief goal is to provide civil society organizations and citizens in general with quality information about legislative activity, thus contributing to increasing the transparency of Brazil’s democratic institutions.
Phone: (21) 99633-3444
Coordinator: Maria Regina Soares de Lima
Created in 2003, the South American Political Observatory (OPSA) is a reference nucleus for the analysis, monitoring and recording of political events in the domestic and international planes of the South American countries. Its main activities involve the collection and systematization of information on the political processes of the countries of the subcontinent, as well as the elaboration of punctual analyzes on aspects and problems of the domestic and international conjunctures of the area.
Phone: 21 2266-8334
Coordinator: Adalberto Cardoso
The Nucleus of Excellence for the Study of Youth (PRONEX-Juventude) brings together researchers from several institutions based in Rio de Janeiro, between centers of excellence and emerging groups (IESP-UERJ, UFRJ, FIOCRUZ, UFF-Campos, UFF- Volta Redonda, UENF and UFRJ) for the multidimensional and long-term study of youth and social inequalities, in view of the future of our State.
Coordinator: Fredéric Vandenberghe
Founded in 2007, the nucleus develops, from a humanist perspective, systematic reflections on the philosophical foundations of social theory. Thus the investigation of the meta-theoretical presuppositions of the social sciences is not an end in itself, but serves as a necessary preamble to the construction of a general social theory of action in common. In this way, different sociological and philosophical perspectives are approached, such as hermeneutics, phenomenology and critical theory.