International conference discusses corporatism, authoritarianism and democracy

The International Conference held by the International Network for Studies on Corporatism and the Organized Interests (Netcor), scheduled for October 22-24 at FGV’s School of Social Sciences (CPDOC), will host a debate on corporatism, authoritarianism and democracy.
Social Sciences
07 June 2018
International conference discusses corporatism, authoritarianism and democracy

The International Conference held by the International Network for Studies on Corporatism and the Organized Interests (Netcor), scheduled for October 22-24 at FGV’s School of Social Sciences (CPDOC), will host a debate on corporatism, authoritarianism and democracy. Professors and researchers interested in presenting their work on the topic must submit their proposals by June 30.

The seminar aims to consolidate Brazil as one of the main hubs when it comes to generating knowledge and discussing corporatism, showcasing studies carried out in the country, intensifying the dialog between Brazilian experts and their foreign colleagues, and training Brazilian graduate students researching corporatism in Latin America and Europe.

The event will be organized around thematic axes, in order to systematically deepen insights onto the corporate phenomenon. The event will address topics such as the historiography of corporatism; critical overcoming of the liberal system and the doctrinal and social implementation of corporatism as a “third way”; theoretical foundations of corporate representation; schools, authors and movements; political representation and corporatism; law and corporatism; and corporate economy.

Netcor is a network that brings together researchers and research centers studying corporatism and the organization of social and economic interests in Brazil, Latin America, Europe and the rest of the world. The theme of corporatism received great attention from historians and social scientists until the early 1980s, when it became peripheral in the global academic production. However, we see a resumption of this research agenda, especially in Latin America and Europe.

Go to the website for more information and to submit papers.