Research Lines

Globalization, Development and Cooperation

The research line “Globalization, Development and Cooperation” aims to study the processes of globalization and transnationalization in light of new actors, and geopolitical and socioeconomic cartographies. It analyzes how the transformations of contemporary capitalism in a globalizing dynamic are linked to the agendas of different actors in global politics. In the context of relations that are defined within the framework of globalized and asymmetrically positioned societies, the role of bilateral and multilateral international agencies is observed with a view to promoting development and international cooperation policies implemented by interstate and non-state organizations. It examines cooperation relations in both north-south and south-south modalities, the construction of agendas, and the complementarities and tensions verified in the discourses and practices of international cooperation.

International Organizations and Contemporary Political Processes


The research line “International Organizations and Contemporary Political Processes” aims to understand the role of international organizations in the constitution of regimes and systems of global governance, focusing on strategic themes of contemporary world politics, such as democracy, human rights, the environment, security, migrations, among others. In this context, it is discussed the construction of theoretical concepts peculiar to the transformations of international relations with a view towards global governance, such as the world public sphere, transnational civil society, cosmopolitanism, and global citizenship. This line also observes the role Brazil plays in global politics, approaching specificities of contemporaneity and of the historical process of construction of Brazilian foreign policy in relation with other actors in bilateral and multilateral spheres.