Research Agenda

LABMUNDO-RIO

  • INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT

Objective: To analyse the role of the different actors of international development cooperation (domestic and international, multilateral and bilateral agencies, state and non-governmental organizations, private foundations and social movements) in the construction of agendas and their contestation, programme implementation, definition and diffusion of norms. Experiences of North-South East-South and South-South relations will be analysed.

  • INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS, GLOBAL ISSUES AND CIVIL SOCIETY

Objective: To analyse the role of international organizations (IO) in building and disseminating norms on global issues (human rights, environmental protection, migration, refugees, terrorism) and their influence on the domestic agendas of states. To understand the role of civil society organizations and social movements in IO-market and IO-states relations, as well as their stances on the current boundaries between public and private spheres. To understand the reform process of global governance institutions.

  • BRAZILIAN FOREIGN POLICY: ACTORS AND AGENDAS

Objective: To integrate the different actors, different themes and a plurality of theoretical-methodological perspectives on Brazilian foreign policy. To identify niches of action traditionally not associated with foreign policy agendas, as well as government agencies (whether or not linked to the federal Executive branch), subnational entities and non-state actors. To analyse how Itamaraty reacts to these movements (institutional adaptation).

  • EMERGING POWERS AND FOREIGN POLICY IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Objective: To compare the foreign policy trajectories and agendas of emerging powers (South Africa, Brazil, China, India, Mexico, Turkey) and their use of South-South cooperation. To analyse their policies in view of the reform of global governance (G20, UN, IMF). Based on their respective development models, multilateral experiences, domestic policies and regional integration patterns, to understand the forms and the reasons why they mobilize their resources of power, define alliances and coalitions (IBAS, BRICS).

LABMUNDO-BAHIA

  • GLOBALIZATION, DEVELOPMENT AND COOPERATION

Objective: To develop critical studies of the processes of globalization and transnationalisation, in the light of new actors and socioeconomic cartographies. To analyse the agenda of bilateral and multilateral international agencies to promote development and policies of international cooperation implemented by state and non-governmental organizations. To understand North-South and South-South forms of cooperation, the construction of agendas, complementarities and tensions verified in the discourses and practices of international cooperation.

  • INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

Objective: To understand the role of international organizations in the constitution of systems of global governance, deconstructing the discourses on “good governance” in three main thematic fields: global governance and regional integration spaces; global environmental governance and international human rights regime; the world public sphere, transnational civil society, cosmopolitanism and global citizenship.

  • SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Objective: To develop historical studies of international relations, favouring the formation processes of Brazil and Brazilian foreign policy. To promote research based on diplomatic official documents in national and foreign archives.