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State, territory and development: a study on regional development policies for Local Productive Arrangements in Brazil and its deployment in the States of São Paulo and Minas Gerais

Grant number: 16/25499-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2017
Effective date (End): April 30, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal researcher:Elson Luciano Silva Pires
Grantee:José Renato Ribeiro
Home Institution: Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas (IGCE). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Rio Claro. Rio Claro , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):18/19564-5 - Governance, actors and development: an analysis of changes in the scale of planning, reallocation of responsibilities and performance of territorial actors, BE.EP.MS


The current Brazilian political context reemphasizes the problem of the role of the state in the economy, or in the implementation of social or purely economic policies that are being discussed by party leaders, businessmen, the press, academics and also by social movements. This context puts in discussion development projects and the consequent regional implications, as well as in the results generated in the conformation of the federative pact and the need to decentralize the instruments of public action for development. The present research seeks to problematize the relationship between State, market and civil society in local / regional development initiatives, during the Brazilian context called the new-developmentalist (2003-2015), taking as a case study the policies aimed at Local productive arrangements (APL's). Therefore, we will start with a comparative analysis of the development policy formulated at the national level specifically intended at the APLs with its developments in state policies, such as the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais, in which we selected two important producers of footwear (Birigui / SP and Nova Serrana / MG) and two arrangements of the textile sector and fashion confections (Americana / SP and Monte Sião / MG). The methodology used will consist of the accomplishment of documentary analysis, bibliographical survey, field research and collection and systematization of Secondary data. Finally, the study assumes that APLs should be understood as examples of structures of shared governance that, in addition to contributing to economic and social dynamics, can guarantee policies for sustainable territorial development that originate in the local / Regional level in a democratic way. (AU)

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RIBEIRO, José Renato. State, territory, governance and development polices: a study on regional development policies for local productive arrangements in the states of São Paulo and Minas Gerais during the new developmentalism (2003-2015). 2019. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Instituto de Geociências e Ciências Exatas. Rio Claro Rio Claro.

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