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Network Governance: regimes of state discursiveness and visuality

Grant number: 17/12422-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 15, 2017
Effective date (End): December 14, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology
Principal Investigator:Jorge Luiz Mattar Villela
Grantee:Barbara Gonçalves Moraes
Supervisor: Daniel Reichman
Host Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Rochester (UR), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:16/04598-6 - The Network-State and specialists in public policy and government management: an anthropological analysis of the administrative reform in Brazil, BP.IC


This Internship Research Abroad (BEPE) project, linked to a current Scientific Initiation Grant financed by FAPESP (Process: 2016/04598-6), aims to produce an ethnography of a contemporary model of public administration named Network Governance. The proposal is to analyze what I call a "network imagistic" - a State artefact that articulates regimes of discursiveness and visuality in a model for public action. For this purpose, during the four-month period in the United States, the objective is to (1) conduct a bibliographic and documentary survey on the Network Governance model, a literature hardly accessible in Brazil due to the innovative and experimental nature attributed to it by federal managers - senior managers of the Brazilian Federal Executive with whom I carried out fieldwork in Brasilia; (2) deepen my knowledge of recent discussions on the Anthropology of Public Policy, an area of research still largely underexplored by Brazilian Anthropology. This internship will be supervised by Dr. Daniel Reichman, professor of Anthropology at University of Rochester and a specialist in Political Anthropology and Brazilian politics. (AU)

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