Direitos Sociais em Portugal


Filipe Carreira da Silva - Social Sciences Institute, Lisbon University (Researcher in charge of the project)
Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon and Senior Member of Wolfson College, Cambridge.
A sociologist by training (ISCTE, 1998), he began his career as a teaching assistant at the Department of Sociology of ISCTE. In 2003, he obtained a PhD from the University of Cambridge with a dissertation on classical sociological theory ("In Dialogue with Modern Times. The Social and Political Thought of G.H. Mead"). He then pursued his post-doctoral studies in the United States, first at the University of Harvard and later at the University of Chicago.
He has written several articles and books on classical and contemporary sociological theories.
His current research interests revolve around sociological theory, urban political sociology, and citizenship studies. Further information

Pedro Magalhães – Social Sciences Institute, Lisbon
Research fellow at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon (ICS-UL) and director of the Polls and Studies Center of the Portuguese Catholic University.
BA in Sociology (ISCTE) and Ph.D. in Political Science (The Ohio State University). Research interests: public opinion; political attitudes and political behavior; political institutions, especially judicial institutions. Investigador auxiliar do Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa e a. Licenciado em Sociologia (ISCTE, 1993) e Doutorado em Ciência Política pela Ohio State University com uma tese intitulada “The Limits to Judicialization: Legislative Politics and Constitutional Review in the Iberian Democracies”. Tem feito investigação e publicado na área da opinião pública, atitudes e comportamentos políticos e instituições políticas e judiciais.

Mónica Brito Vieira – New Hall, Cambridge University
Research Fellow at New Hall, University of Cambridge. Obtained the doctorate from the University of Cambridge in October 2005, for a thesis entitled The Elements of Representation in Hobbes. On completion of the PhD, she was elected a Research Fellow in the History of Political Thought/Political Theory at New Hall, University of Cambridge, where I am currently working on a new project concerning the history of the concept of (political) representation and of representative government itself, focusing on the intersection between aesthetics, theatre and politics. I am also a member of the subject group "Political Thought and Intellectual History" at the Faculty of History. Her research focuses are currently centered on three main areas: intellectual history, the history of political thought and contemporary political theory. Further information

Bárbara Direito – Research assistant – Institute of Social Sciences, Lisbon
Research assistant at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lisbon since February 2008. She studied Law, graduating from the Law School of the New University of Lisbon in 2002. She then pursued her studies with an M.A. by the European Master's Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation, having written a thesis on International Criminal Law (September 2003). Between September 2003 and December 2005 she interned in different institutions such as the International Criminal Court and the Permanent Mission of Portugal to the United Nations in New York. Between January 2006 and July 2007 she was a research assistant at the Institute for Strategic and International Studies (IEEI) in Lisbon where she worked on projects dealing with human rights in the Maghreb and the Middle East. Her main research interests are democratization, human rights and international criminal law

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