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Leonardo Avritzer

Public Policy Scholar
Brazil Institute

Expertise:
Latin America
;
Brazil
Affiliation:
Associate Professor, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil
Wilson Center Project(s):
"Citizenship and Participation in Democratic Brazil"
Term:
Feb 01, 2006
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Apr 01, 2006

Leonardo Avritzer is an associate professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He graduated in political sociology at the New School for Social Research. In 1998 and 2003 he was a visiting scholar at the Department of Political Science at MIT. His Ph.D. dissertation received the New School for Social Research Albert Salomon Dissertation Award. Among Leonardo Avritzer's published books is "A Moralidade da Democracia", which received the José Albertino Rodrigues award of best book in social sciences in Brazil, in 1997. He is also the author of "Democracy and the Public Space in Latin America", published by Princeton University Press. Between 1996 and 1998 Leonardo Avritzer was the director of the Brazilian Association of Postgraduate Programs and Research in Social Sciences (ANPOCS) and of the Brazilian Association of Political Science (ABCP). He is currently the chair of the political Science committee at Capes (Coordenação e Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior).
 

Education

B.A. (1983) Social Sciences, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; M.A. (1987) Political Science, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais; Ph.D. (1993) Sociology, New School for Social Research; Post P.D. (1999), Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, M.I.T; Post Ph.D. (2003), Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, M.I.T.
 

Experience

  • Associate Professor, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, UFMG, Brasil, 1989 to present.
  • Director, Associação Brasileira de Ciência Política, ABCP, Brasil, 2000-2002.
  • Visiting Professor, Universidade de São Paulo, USP, Brasil, 2004.
  • Director, Associação Nacional de Pós-Graduação e Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais, ANPOCS, Brasil, 1996-1998.
  • Director, Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, CAPES, Brasil, 2005 to present

Expertise

Democracy and Political Participation

Major Publications

  • Teoria e Sociedade. Número especial: Instituições híbridas e participação no Brasil e na França. Belo Horizonte: 2005. (org.)
  • A participação em São Paulo. 1. ed. São Paulo: Editora Unesp, 2004. v. 1. (org.)
  • A inovação democrática no Brasil. 1. ed. São Paulo: Editora Cortez, 2003. v. 1. Co organized with Zander Navarro.
  • Democracy and the public space in Latin America. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2002.
  • Teoria Social e Modernidade no Brasil. Belo Horizonte: Editora da UFMG, 2000. v. 1. 320 p. Co-organized with José Maurício Domingues.
  • A Moralidade da Democracia: Ensaios Sobre Teoria Habermasiana e Teoria Democrática. 1. ed. Perspectiva/UFMG, 1996.
  • Sociedade Civil e Democratização. 1. ed. Belo Horizonte: Del Rey, 1994. v. 1.

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