The Public Policies line of research strives to analyze the formulation, implementation, monitoring and assessment cycles for public policies and programs and the effects on these processes exercised by political systems and institutions. It includes new approaches in public policies: intersectorality, social networks and transversality. Encouraging empirical analyses in fields such as social policies, technical innovation, public safety and security, the environment and sustainability, public finance, population and citizenship, its focus on development is reflected in disciplines related to social, economic and cultural policies.
Governance and Public Administration
The Governance and Public Administration line of research strives to understand civil service dynamics from an intra-and inter-organizational standpoint. Intra-organizational dimensions address topics such as budget, planning, governmental and organizational analyses, innovation and governance in public organizations, underscoring contextualization through characteristics specific to Brazil. The governance approach is clear in the study of the dynamics of the relationships between the State and Society, focused on social management and new ways of providing and administering public services through partnerships with the private or tertiary sectors, in parallel to administration and development.