IESP-EdUERJ Collection

The Society and Politics Collection, edited by the Institute of Social and Political Studies of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (IESP-UERJ), in partnership with the Editora of the State University of Rio de Janeiro (EdUERJ), proposes to publish books papers on the hottest topics of sociology and contemporary political science, being open to both empirical and theoretical contributions. More specifically, the collection aims to publish texts that deal with themes such as: (1) international relations and comparative politics; (2) institutions and political behavior; (3) political theory and Brazilian political thinking; (4) social stratification, social mobility and inequalities; (5) sociological theory, modernity and social movements; and (6) violence, democracy and sociability. Although the collection is academic in nature, its purpose is to expand the readership audience by publishing accessible and widely readable texts not only for the human and social sciences but also for non-specialist readers. The complete description of the collection can be found by clicking here.

Elections, public opinion and public communication in contemporary Brazil: homage to Marcus Figueiredo (2017)

Elections, public opinion and public communication in contemporary Brazil: homage to Marcus Figueiredo (2017)

Felipe Borba e Alessandra Aldé (orgs.)

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The book brings together a number of works by political scientists on the subject of public opinion and its impact on political behavior. The authors share the fact that they were all influenced by Professor Marcus Figueiredo, one of the founders of modern political analysis in Brazil. The work, organized by professors and researchers from the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) Alessandra Aldé and Felipe Borba, is also a tribute to Professor Marcus Figueiredo and his legacy for the organization of the subdiscipline Political Communication in the scope of Brazilian political science .

Work in Brazil – Essays in historical and economic sociology (2016)

Work in Brazil – Essays in historical and economic sociology (2016)

Adalberto Cardoso
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Institutional frameworks, political action, social and political identities, class relations, social inertia and path dependence are the main aspects inquired in this book. Taken together, the chapters present a coherent and systematic portrait of Brazil, or a plausible point of view about the dynamics of our sociability which may interest the foreign reader. Collective bargaining, labour inspection, the labour and capital organizations are all elements of the Getulio Vargas legacies that, albeit with adaptations over time, still impinge upon our present. For that reason, it is impossible to understand what we are without looking back and trying and reconstruct the trajectories of the current institutions, social and political actors, and even the economy. As a consequence, most of the chapters adopt a historical sociological perspective, in dialogue between the contemporary context and the country’s vivid historiography.

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