About

Research Group "Democratic Studies"

CNPQ / Brazil

Warm Institution: Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul

Coordinator: Marta Rios Alves Nunes da Costa

Email: nunesdacosta77@gmail.com

 

Repercussion of the working group

The purpose of this Research Group is to dedicate itself exclusively to the theme of democracy and its unfolding. We intend to develop projects that articulate the perspectives of political theory with political philosophy, ethics, political science, sociology, law and psychology, with a double concern:

1.Articulation between democratic theories and practices;

2. Comparison between different models and instantiations, with special attention to the Brazilian context. Within the theoretical perspective we explore: theories of democracy; conceptualizations of representation, participation and democratic political deliberation; democracy and its 'Others'; the dangers of democracy; democracy and justice; relationship between freedom, equality and fraternity; the traditions of liberalism and republicanism in their historical evolution, the relationship between violence, power and the constitution of democratic subjectivity, among others. From a practical perspective, we explore: social movements, political participation and activism, participatory and deliberative mechanisms, etc.

Research lines

1. Critics of Capitalism

The aim of this line of research is to explore the relationship between democracy and capitalism, from a critical perspective. Some of the authors studied are  Marx, Weber, Lukacs, Simmel, Polanyi, Habermas, Harvey, Boltansky, Hardt and Negri, Jameson , among others.

2. Democracy and the question of gender

The purpose of this research line is to explore the relationship between democratic ideals and the question of gender. It seeks to identify the conditions that lead to the perpetuation of injustices and a logic of male domination that is necessarily male and masculinized. Our aim is to deconstruct the discourses that are said to be 'democratic' but which contribute to the strengthening of the status quo of injustice, inequality and discrimination.

Activities in progress:

1. Extension project titled "Women in Philosophy". (2016-2019)

3. Democratic Justice

The aim of this research line is to identify the ways in which the conceptualization of the relation between freedom, equality and fraternity ('hard core' of democracy) affects and transforms the concept and practices of justice. Considering that our irreducible starting point is, like Rawls, the democratic perspective, we want to analyze part of the criticism of Rawls, especially the criticisms directed by second and third generation authors of the Frankfurt school.

4. Democratic Theories and Practices

The aim of this line of research is to look at the articulation between theory and practices of democracy, from specific national contexts and comparison between them. Special attention is given to the invention of participatory and deliberative mechanisms and to the way in which the three democratic dimensions of representation, participation and deliberation relate and manifest themselves.

Activities in progress:

1. Extension project entitled "Rodas Democráticas" (2017-2019)

5. Democracy and Civil Disobedience

The purpose of this line is to understand how the history of philosophy and political theory can help us to understand the dynamics of contemporary democracies, marked by a generalized context of a crisis of representation, lack of participation and diffusion of political actors in a transnational order that often forces us to question the limits and conditions of possibility of the democratic project.

Activities in progress:

1. Research project titled "Right to rebellion? Limits and expectations of contemporary democracies "

2. Reading group on origins of contractualism.



Members

Researchers

Alessandro Ferrara

He holds a PhD in Sociology from the University of California System (1984). He is currently Full Professor of Political Philosophy at Università degli Studi di Roma Tor Vergata. Has experience in Philosophy, with emphasis in Political Philosophy.

Since 2007 she has been a member of the

Seminars on religion and politics held at Bilgi University in Istanbul under the auspices of

Reposition of the Association - Dialogues of Civilizations.

 

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/6202863763111097

Alessandro Pinzani

Associate Professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at the Department of Philosophy of CFH at UFSC (Florianópolis) and 1D researcher at CNPq. Master in philosophy from the University of Florence (Italy), PhD (2004) in philosophy at the University of Tübingen (Germany). He is the director of the Kantian Research Center (CIK) and a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals. He is the director of the Kantian Research Center (CIK) and a member of the editorial board of several scientific journals.

 

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/5498671040366171

Amaro Fleck

Professor of philosophy at the Federal University of Lavras, Minas Gerais. He holds a degree, a master's degree and a doctorate from the Federal University of Santa Catarina. Research critical theory of society, especially the social theory of Karl Marx and Theodor Adorno.

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/3711507246901721

Carla Milani Damião

Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy, Federal University of Goiás (FAFIL-UFG). Member of the faculty of the Postgraduate Programs "Visual Arts and Culture" of the Faculty of Arts of UFG and collaborator in the Post-Graduate Program "Languages and Representations" of the UESC. She is the coordinator of the Kinosophia Study Group on Film Philosophy and is currently developing a research on Critical Theory, Gender and Aesthetics.

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/2366404598683251

Emiliano Acosta

Professor of Philosophy at Vrije Universiteit Brussele guest professor at UGent. Member of the Young Academy of Belgium (Flanders), coordinator of the Latin American Society of Fichte (ALEF) and the network of political philosophy "Re-Thinking Europe". Director of Fichte Online and editor of Estud Magazine (i) the ones about Fichte. Areas of concentration: political philosophy and modern philosophy. He develops a research project on the mechanisms of exclusion in cosmopolitan discourses in German Enlightenment discourse and contemporary political philosophy.

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/1201125654893045

Helena Esser dos Reis

Associate Professor at the Federal University of Goiás Faculty and Postgraduate Program in Nucleus Philosophy and Interdisciplinary Post-Graduation Program in Human Rights. PhD (2002) in Philosophy by USP. Develops projects in the area of interlacing civil, social and political rights; interdisciplinarity; Regulation policies of transnational corporations for violation of human rights in Latin America.

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/1045681574037243

Jorge Álvarez Yágüez

PhD in philosophy from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, professor of philosophy at the same university, he collaborates in several research projects with several universities. Some recent books are Michel Foucault, Truth, Power and Subjectivity, Madrid, 1995. Individual, liberty and community.Liberalism and republicanism, La Coruña, 2001, Politics and republic.Aristotle and Machiavelli, Madrid, 2011; El Foucault, Madrid, 2013. He has collaborated in numerous collective books, and edited others, including three books by Foucault; collaborates with several magazines (isegoria, keys, Res Publica, politicacomum, Debats, RIFP, dorsal).

 

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/7927238475557522

Jorge Christian Fernandez

He holds a bachelor's degree in History from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (1999), a Master's in History (concentration in Latin American Historical Studies) from the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (2003), Ph.D. Rio Grande do Sul (2011). He has taught at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul since 2011.

Lawrence Hamilton

Professor of Political Studies at the Witwatersrand (South Africa), and Counselor at the British Academy of Political Theory Research and member of the South African Academy of Sciences. Editor of Theoria Journal - The Journal of Social and Political Theory. He has won several awards for scientific research and has several publications in the areas of concentration on the history of political thought, international political economy, South African political economy politics.  (verhttp://media.withtank.com/712d85204a/cvmay16.pdf

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/4584055771789284

Losandro Antônio Tedeschi

Associate Professor at the Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD). Masters and doctorate (2007) in History of America by the University of Vale dos Sinos River - UNISINOS / RS. Areas of teaching and research: Gender Studies, Women's History, Memory and Migration. Participates as researcher of the WG CLACSO Feminisms, Resistances and Emancipatory Processes and the research group "French Cultural Fund" of the University of Jaén / Spain on the theme Gender and Culture. Coordinates the UNESCO Chair in Gender and Borders in the UFGD.

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/6488095079213426

Maíra Martorano

PhD student in Philosophy, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP). Master in Political Philosophy, Federal University of Paraíba (2013). He holds a bachelor's degree in Philosophy from the State University of Campinas (2005). Has experience in Philosophy, with emphasis on Ethics, Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Education. Research new popular insurgencies in the scope of democracy in its relationship with technology, piracy and hackerativism as political instruments; Technoscience and Technopolitics.

Marta Rios Alves Nunes da Costa

Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul. Master in Philosophy (2001) and PhD in Political Science / Political Philosophy (2006) by New School for Social Research. Her areas of expertise are Ethics, Political Theory and Philosophy, Democracy Theories, Modern Philosophy and Contemporary Philosophy. Leader of the research group "Democratic Studies Group; (CNPQ) where he coordinates several extension and research projects.

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/0061251667497011

Osmar Ramão Galeano de Souza

He holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (1977), a Master's degree in Psychology (Social Psychology) from the Gama Filho University (1980) and a PhD from the University of Brasilia (1998). He is currently a PROFESSOR at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul and the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul. He has experience in Sociology.

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/7486833276933346

Ricardo Pereira de Melo

He holds a degree in Economics from the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (2003) and a Master's degree in Philosophy from the State University of Western Paraná (2008) and a PhD in Philosophy from the State University of Campinas (2015). He is currently Associate Professor II at the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul. He has experience in Philosophy, with emphasis on Political Philosophy.

CV Lattes: http://http://lattes.cnpq.br/6736867060595910

Stefan Vasilev Krastanov

He holds a degree in Philosophy - Sofiiski Universitet Kliment Ohridsky (1999), a Masters in Philosophy - Sofiiski Universitet Kliment Ohridsky (2001) and a PhD in Philosophy from the Federal University of São Carlos (2010). He is currently Adjunct Professor - DE of the Philosophy Course of the Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul. He has experience in the areas of History of Philosophy, Metaphysics and Aesthetics. Author of the book Nietzsche: artistic pathos versus moral conscience and also several textbooks.

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/3744686151114285

Susana de Castro

She holds a degree in Philosophy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1993), a Master's degree in Philosophy from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1995) and a PhD in Philosophy - Ludwig Maximilian Universität München (2003). She is currently an Associate Professor in the Philosophy Department and in the Graduate Program in Philosophy (PPGF) at UFRJ. He has experience in Philosophy, working mainly with the following subjects: ancient metaphysics (esp. Aristotle), philosophy of education, Greek tragedies, neopragmatism, gender studies.

CV Lattes: http://buscatextual.cnpq.br/buscatextual/visualizacv.do?id=K4784415Z0

Thiago Marrara de Matos

He is a professor, graduate and postgraduate, in the areas of administrative, urban, environmental law with the Department of Public Law of the New Law Faculty of USP (FDRP). He holds a doctorate in administrative law from FD (USP), a doctorate in public law from the Ludwig Maximilians Universität (LMU) in Munich, Germany, as well as a master's and bachelor's degree in law from FD (USP). He is the managing editor of the Digital Journal of Administrative Law (RDDA) of USP, coordinator of the Administrative Law Research Group (GDA), organizer of the Administrative Law Research Seminar (SPDA), as well as researcher and member of the Center's deliberative council of Studies on Law and Inequalities (DSBB). As a researcher and consultant, he has worked in the area of ​​administrative law, administrative process and urban law. Visiting researcher at the Max Planck Institut für Innovation und Wettbewerb (Germany), at the Center de Recherches Administratives, University of Aix-Marseille (France), Faculty of Law, Autonomous University of Madrid (Spain).

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/5001783167154079

Verlaine Freitas

Associate Professor at UFMG and researcher at CNPq. Master's degree (1996) and PhD (2001) in Philosophy by the Federal University of Minas Gerais; has a postdoctoral degree from the University of Windsor, Canada (2011). He is author of the book "Adorno and the contemporary art", besides organizer of other works on aesthetics. Translated texts by German and English-speaking authors. He works mainly on themes: aesthetics, psychoanalysis and mass culture, addressing the works of Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Sigmund Freud and Theodor Adorno. He is the author of the blog Refrações (verlainefreitas.blogspot.com). .

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/8054342158614782

Yara Frateschi

Yara Frateschi has been a professor of Ethics and Political Philosophy at the State University of Campinas since 2004. She has a degree (1997), a master's degree (1999), a doctorate (2003) and a postdoctoral degree (2004) in Philosophy at the University of São Paulo. Research Productivity Scholar IB Level of CNPq. Visiting researcher at Columbia University (2000), ENS Paris (2006) and Yale University (2015). He has experience in Philosophy, with emphasis in History of Philosophy, working mainly in themes related to the relationship between Ethics and Politics, Political Philosophy and Critical Theory.

CV Lattes: http://lattes.cnpq.br/1917359676356798

Student

Adriana Carvalho Cardoso

She is active in the line Democracy and Gender Issues, Democracy and Civil Disobedience.

Ana Lice das neves Viana

Acting in the line of research of Civil Disobedience.

Elton Gonçalves dos Santos

He holds a degree in Social Communication and a postgraduate degree in Journalism and Press Office. Currently, as an academic of Philosophy at UFMS, he delves into studies on manipulation and alienation of society through the media. In the Group of Democratic Studies follows the line of research on democracy and gender issues.

CV Lattes: http://http://lattes.cnpq.br/9557459754350347

Leico Obara

Active in the Lines of Civil Disobedience and Gender.

Márgaris Duarte de Maria

Active in the line of Democratic Theories and Practices.

Maria Zélia

Active in the Lines of Civil Disobedience and Gender.

Menssios Leoni Araújo Eloy

Acting on the Line of Civil Disobedience.

Talita Thomazini Carvalho

Acting on the Line of Civil Disobedience.

Terezinha de Jesus Lopes Pereira

Acting on the Line of Civil Disobedience and Gender.