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.
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 .