Universidade de São Paulo
The São Paulo Advanced School of Social Sciences was held from 23rd to 29th March 2018, at the University of São Paulo. It was organized by the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning (CEBRAP, Brazil) and the Maria Sibylla Merian Centre in Humanities and Social Sciences Conviviality in Unequal Societies, funded by São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP).
Organized around the theme Dynamics of Contemporary Democratic Society, the Advanced School of Social Sciences offered a concentrated, high-level discussion on different dimensions of contemporary democratic societies with a multidisciplinary approach.
Further information: https://cebrap.org.br/spass/
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