Political Science

Project Summary

This will be a book based on research already done that explores the role of two different networks of state professional and technical employees in bringing about a significant change in water policy and institutions in Sao Paulo and, ultimately, Brazil itself. I use the case to explore the possibility of analysis at two levels:

  • individuals, allowing for creativity and strategic flexibility; and

  • opportunity, building in contingency.

Major Publications

  • 'Water, Water Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink': Land Use and Water Policy in São Paulo," in Livable Cities, Peter Evans, ed. (University of California Press, 2000)

  • Activists Beyond Borders: Advocacy in International Politics, with Kathryn Sikkink (Cornell University Press, 1998). Translated into Spanish (Siglo XXI, 1999).

  • The Workers' Party and Democratization in Brazil (Yale University Press, 1992)