Master’s Degree / Doctorate
1. Mandatory Disciplines
Concentration Area: Social Enviromental Development
Epistemological Fundamentals of Interdisciplinarity (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Science and scientific research; Methods: induction and deduction; Scientific research processes; Logic and Science; Structure of statements, theories and hypotheses; The hypothetical-deductive method; The characterization of science: theories that can be refuted; Complexity; Conceptions of interdisciplinarity in Sciences; Construction of new objects of knowledge through interdisciplinarity; The human being in the centrality of interdisciplinarity as an anthropological program; Interdisciplinarity and comparative methods; Interdisciplinarity and complexity in Human Ecology.
Theoretical Fundamentals of Development (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Contribute to broadening the debate on development theories from the critique of modernity and colonialism in the perspectives of modernity, rationality, Eurocentrism and interpretative schemes on power, domination, state and politics. Colonialism and post-colonialism. Theories of development and its critiques. Post-development. Lectures on the decolonization of knowledge and the production of a sociology integrated with the historical processes of Latin America.
Regional and Urban Planning (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Territorial formation, political culture and regional inequalities in Brazil: origins, causes and consequences of the economic and social backwardness of Brazil and the Amazon in relation to developed countries; Regional planning, development and globalization; Theoretical fundamentals and political strategies of public planning; Planning and public management in Brazil; Social capital, institutions and regional development; Recent regional planning instruments in Brazil: The National Policy of Regional Development and programs focused on the territory; Recent Experiences of Regional Planning in the Brazilian states; Urban Reform and the current Brazilian legal-urban framework: Brazilian cities and the democratization of urban planning and management; Urban tools; Municipal Director Plans: post-statute panorama of the City; Urban strategic planning: economic fundamentals, objectives and guidelines.
Master’s and Doctorate
1. Elective Disciplines
Methodological Approaches and Research Techniques (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Method and scientific discourse in the social sciences. Methodological approaches and research techniques in the social sciences. Recent theoretical and methodological trends. The research project: elaboration. Research steps. II. Objectives: a) to discuss the importance of the method for the development of research and scientific analysis; b) identify and characterize the main methods of interpretation used in the social approach; c) Establish the applicability of methodological approaches and research techniques. Build the research project.
Amazon: economic, sociocultural and political foundations (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: The objective of this discipline is to present the main debates about the formation of the Amazon in its historical, economic, sociocultural and political aspects, presenting the main theoretical questions of its interpretation as a region. The debates are part of the analysis of theories and data on the occupation of the region by pre-colonial Amerindian peoples, and an analysis of the first texts and ideas on the region, from the colonial chroniclers to the naturalists of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. In the formation of the contemporary Amazon, the theoretical questions regarding its economic and social formation are approached, based on studies of the formation of the inhabitants of the region, and the economic and political forms that reproduce in these territorial dimensions. integrative ideas of the region to Brazil, from the development policies and the impacts of large agroextractivist and mining projects of the region, the population flows that dynamize the developmental models. Finally, the conditions of formation and study of an Amazonian culture and the dimensions that integrate an Amazonian man are discussed.
Social Anthropology (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: In this discipline, we intend to analyze the connections between anthropology as a contemporary science and the processes of economic, political and social development, as well as, in such context, to discuss the importance of field work and the concept of culture. After a historical approach, the transformations that have taken place since the end of the 1960s will be revisited; they brought to the forefront a new paradigm around the problems of decolonization processes, as well as the advances of social movements and environmental consciousness, which led to developments that would consolidate the discipline in its current dynamics and as a central approach in the discussion of the processes of development. In part, this new trend has been produced in the context of international institutions and NGOs, which have systematically absorbed professionals from the field in their staff, but also in the social movements. It is in such an environment that the debates about the sustainability of the development stand out, especially from the economic and applied anthropology. Program: 1. Properties and facts of development according to anthropology; 2. Colonialism in Africa, the theory of social change and development; 3. Developmental metatheology; 4. Anthropology of development and globalization; 5. Culture - the forgotten dimension; traditional knowledge; 6. The State and public policies for development; 7. Institutions in the context of development - IMF, WB, UN; 8. Resistance, the power of social movements and NGOs; 9. Development and participation of anthropologists / social scientists; 10. Discussion on development sustainability, environmentalism, UC, traditional populations, income / market production, women / gender, management, governance, ecocultural tourism, etc.
Culture, Public Policy and Cultural Diversity (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Concept of culture: anthropology, political sociology and cultural studies; Symbol; Study of popular culture; Relation cultural production and classes; Hegemony; Habitus and social field; Identities and cultural diversity; Hybridism; Cultural Frontier Studies; Cultural policy and public policy.
Political Economy of the Amazon Basins (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Fundamentals of Political Economy / Political Economy of Wetlands: A Global View / The Specificities of the Amazonian Várzeas / Land Dynamics in the Amazonian Várzeas / Territorial Planning in the Amazonian Várzeas / Spatial Mobility and the Complementary Várzea-Terra Firma / Agropecuaria and Extractivism in the Várzeas : historical context and current socioeconomy / The place of floodplains in the Sectoral systems of Innovation and productive arrangements Local / Floodplains, cities and regional development.
Elaborations and Management of Public Projects (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Knowledge of the main theoretical, methodological and operational bases of the conception, elaboration and management of public projects of regional development.
Public Space and Social Production of the City (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Notions of space and public space in the sciences of society. Different theoretical-methodological approaches in the social approach of the public space. Interaction, collective actions and social contents of the public space. Urban practices and ritualizations: the sacred and the profane in public spaces. Right to the city versus the right to the urban landscape: the use of the public space in question. The strategic management of cities and the mercantile nature of collective spaces in the globalized world. Urban policies and the retreat of citizenship: the public and the private in the social production of the contemporary city. Tourism, urban redevelopment and spectacularization of the public space. Experiences, citizenship and public appropriation of urban space.
Ethnographic Studies (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: During the course of the discipline and initially, will be worked the theoretical and historical aspects of ethnographic-based methodology. Next, the working techniques in the field of research will be identified. This point will be complemented by the respective reading and analysis of B. Malinowski's book entitled "Field diary". Finally, each student will make a review of a classic work that is recognized as an ethnographic work. Methodology: expositive classes and with the participation of the students and bibliographical research for the production of the review.
Methodological Foundations of Neo-institutionalism (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: To present the debate on the main aspects of the neo-institutional theory in the scope of contemporary social sciences; To discuss the micro-foundations of the neo-institutional theory and its applications; The creation and development of institutions and institutional change; The particularity of the institutions in explaining development.
Environmental management (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: The design of management and environment. Human development factors. The emergence of environmental management. Conceptions of environmental management. Vision and strategies in environmental management. Environmental management policies. Forms of action of environmental management. The social constructions of environmental management. Environmental management in Brazil and in the world.
Global Governance and Development (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Discussions on global governance and development converge as much as the origin of the former is linked to the promotion and assurance of the latter. This occurs not only internationally through intergovernmental concertation mechanisms, but also at national and subnational levels, at municipal and community scales. In international negotiations for the elaboration of conventions, treaties, plans and agreements, there is a growing convergence between these various scales and the need to integrate them, in analysis and planning, to promote sustainable development. This integration appears from the construction and monitoring of goals that have in the various scales indicators that show the constant interrelationship between local, regional, national and international development. Thus, looking at the Amazon context and the need to disseminate and implement the Sustainable Development Objectives (SDO) within the framework of the United Nations, this discipline seeks to bring the debate on global governance to the discussions on regional development in Panamazon. The driving force behind this agenda is the growth of the environmental agenda in international development policy and practice and its financing for both States and nongovernmental organizations and territories. In the same way, another important convergence will be shown in the aid and development financing agenda in recent years, which is the relation of these multi-scalar governance practices to mitigation and adaptation to climate change. In this specific convergence, Pan Amazon occupies a central place in the agenda setting of practices and new modalities of cooperation, governance and financing. In this way, it is intended to work the international and global dimension in the planning and monitoring of public management of natural resources, territories and climate on a planetary scale.
Methods & Techniques: Thematic Mapping (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Concepts of graphic representation, cartographic visualization and its relationships with multimedia elements, as well as in the techniques of practical elaboration of thematic cartography, with a view to its application, mainly in the areas of social and economic sciences.
Introduction to the Theory of Social Systems (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: The subject is an introduction to the theory of social systems of Niklas Luhmann who, along with J. Habermas, is today the most renowned German sociologist. His vast work is characterized by the attempt to elaborate a meta-theory capable of understanding the complex modern society - a society where each social contact is interpreted as a system. In 1984, Luhmann published the 'introductory chapter': Soziale Systeme. Grundriß einer allgemeinen Theorie (Spanish translation: Social systems, Guidelines for a general theory, Barcelona: Anthropos, Mexico: Universidad Iberoamericana, Santafé de Bogotá: JSCA 1998). Then followed several studies on functional systems specific to modern society (law, art, education, science, mass media, religion, economics) and, in 1997, he presented with Die Gesellschaft der Gesellschaft [Translation: The society of the society]. The end point of this gigantic project. The discipline is composed of four blocks: (a) a presentation of some key categories of the theory of social systems, (b) a presentation of the basic foundations of Luhmann's theory of society with emphasis on the economic and political system, a presentation of the basic foundations of organizational theory developed by Luhmann, and (d) a discussion of the possibilities that the systemic interpretation offers for the interpretation of processes of change at the regional level and for a regional development policy.
Methods and Techniques: management of development projects (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Theoretical, methodological and operational fundamentals. Development and management of public development projects. Objective: To enable students in the main theoretical, methodological and operational foundations of the design, elaboration and management of public development projects. Method: The course method intersects theoretical and practical sessions. In the theoretical sessions, the main concepts and instruments of planning and management of public development projects will be approached. The practical sessions will be dedicated to the realization of a project planning and management workshop, as well as the execution of practical exercises to apply the theoretical foundations. Assessment: The evaluation will be based on the final work and participation of the students during the classes. Program: Unit 1. Introduction to Elaboration and Management of Development Projects: Theoretical Framework and Basic Concepts - Zopp Method; PMBOK; Conceptualization and characterization of plan, program and project; life cycle and project management. Unit 2. Strategic Planning and Project Design: Situational Analysis, Stakeholders and the Matrix of Institutional Engagement. Unit 3. Formulation and Analysis of problems, objectives and strategies of the project. Unit 4. The Project Planning Matrix and definition of the strategic elements: The Project Charter. Unit 5. Project Operational Planning I - The Project Analytical Framework (WBS) and Project Scope Management. Unit 6. Project Operational Planning II - Project Time and Resource Management: Definition and sequencing of activities; estimation of resources, costs and duration of activities; development and control of the physical-financial schedule of the project. Unit 7. Elaboration and Project Management Revision of Main Concepts and Elaboration of the Project Activity List.
Methods and Techniques: Qualitative Methods (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Scientific knowledge and the importance of the method. The methods of scientific investigation and the specificities of the sciences of society. The nature of research methods, beyond duality. Qualitative research in human and social sciences. Qualitative research methods and techniques: definitions, characterization and specificities. The use of different qualitative methods in the human and social sciences. Selection and pertinence of qualitative methods, with a view to planning the research.
Methods and Techniques: Quantitative Methods (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Concepts and objectives of statistics. Brazilian statistical systems. Documentary statistics. Statistic data. Phases of a statistical work. Population and sample. Notion of sampling. Applications of the main sample distributions. Qualitative data analysis and qualitative research. Elaboration of questionnaires. Definition of measures: design of variables. Descriptive approaches: tables and graphs. Quantitative data analysis. Frequency distributions and their graphs. Measures of position and dispersion. Measures of association. Correlation and regression analysis. Indicators. General Objective: At the end of the course, students should be able to do statistical analysis of qualitative and quantitative data.
Quantitative Methods for Environmental Valuation and Sustainability Indicators (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: The methods of multivariate statistics (Principal Component Analysis, Factor Analysis, Aggregate Analysis, Discriminant Analysis), econometric (Multiple Regression, Equation Systems, Waste Analysis) are applied to data involving time series and cross-section, relative to regional production chains and valuation of ecosystem services in the Amazon. Finally, the intersectoral analysis of input-output and social accounting for the Paraense, regional and Brazilian economies is applied.
Contemporary Theories on the Modern State (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: (1) A brief retrospective of the classical theories of the modern state (2) State theories in the 1960s and 1970s (3) State and democracy (4) State, globalization and imperialism (5) Latin America. IV. Objectives • Provide an overview of social theories about the state, from the 1960s to the present. • Present the perspective of critical analysis on politics and the state that involves Marx and the Marxist tradition. • Discuss policy with a social system from N. Luhmann. • Present theories about the functioning of the State in Latin America.
Governance Theories: Politics, Administration and Territory (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Governance appears as the central notion for organizing, managing and directing current societies to meet the challenges. Governance is conceived as the instrument in which expectations are placed for the management and governance of public policies, changes in the forms of public intervention and as a paradigm driven by the State to regulate social conflict. Governance in its various extensions and based on the theoretical sociological and political resources presents theoretical and operational limitations. The conceptual limitations on the rationality of political and administrative planning and their application stood out in politics and territorial extension. The variety of extensions of the concept of governance highlights the ambivalence of the idea. If in its definitions appear in all publications three central notions, complexity, dynamics and diversity. It analyzes a broader notion of governance that integrates the conceptual capacity of the various factual operations of knowledge areas and opens up operational possibilities of integrating administrative and political systems with the idea of territory. They also include dimensions and levels related to their factual orientation in their state and subjective action processes. The main objective of the course is the acquisition of theoretical-conceptual knowledge to understand the observation and analysis of governance, especially in the Amazon region.
Urbanization and Urbanodiversity in the Brazilian Amazon (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: City and urban: differentiated notions. The Amazon: urbanization and urbanodiversity. Socio-spatial formation and urban network in the Amazon. Intra-Regional Differentiation, Urbanization and Urbanodiversity. Strategies for Regional Development and Urbanization of Society and Territory. Specificity and Diversity of the City and the Urban in the Economic and Tecno-Ecological Frontier. Socio-spatial dynamics, production of intra-urban space and internal organization of cities. Metropolis, medium cities and small cities in the Amazon. Industrialization, Major Projects and Cities-Business. Recent trends in regional urbanization.
Ecological Economics and Environmental Valuation (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: The discipline Ecological Economics and Environmental Valuation interfaces the foundations of economic theory (Neoclassical and Keynesian theory) with the ecological economy, integrating the economic system and the environmental system and applying the result of the theoretical knowledge generated through the integrated method of evaluation contingent (MIAC – Portuguese acronym), with a view to generating the total economic value of environmental assets (ecosystem products and services). The approach adopted goes beyond the application of neoclassical theory knowledge to natural resources (environmental economics) and develops a systemic framework for the incorporation of economic, sociodemographic, environmental and ecological ideas. The elements of market analysis of common goods and fixed assets, as well as the incorporation of externalities and impacts generated in productive processes, the impacts of climate change and the risks arising from these changes, adaptation strategies and responses to these processes will compose the construction of indicators to provide the elaboration of public policies focused on a development pattern that includes sustainability in a non-discursive but substantive dimension. The work methodology exercises the interdisciplinarity, through the presentation and discussion of theoretical content by the professor and interaction with the students, followed by the activity on the same theme developed and presented by the students and teacher interaction, joint activity to analyze the economic, sociodemographic, environmental and ecological criteria, to identify relevant variables, to create a data collection instrument and to specify statistical and econometric models. Finally, share the results of the knowledge generated in the discipline in an open debate for the participation of invited experts and professors.
Elaboration of Research Project (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Method and scientific discourse in the social sciences. Methodological approaches and research techniques in the social sciences. Recent theoretical and methodological trends. The research project: elaboration. Research stages.
Environmental Case Studies (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Environmental Case Studies is a multidisciplinary discipline that presents students with the implications for society of environmental problems and possible solutions based on real cases. Issues such as uses of forest resources, social inclusion, renewable energy, economic instruments of development, public management, international politics, tourism in natural areas, among others are presented through concrete, current and controversial cases. The themes are debated considering the social, economic, cultural and political dimensions of environmental problems. In order to encourage reflection, innovation and proactivity, students discuss real cases in multidisciplinary groups, critically analyze proposed solutions and evaluate possible alternatives that are more effective in the light of the evolution of knowledge and of different academic backgrounds.
Ecological Fundamentals of Sustainable Development (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: The objective is to introduce the student to the main areas and approaches of the Ecology of the Humid Tropics thus providing a basis for more advanced studies in ecology and for interdisciplinary studies. The course will address the following topics with an emphasis on the Humid Tropics: evolutionary ecology including the theory of natural selection and ecology of populations and communities, systems ecology including biogeochemical cycles of the biosphere and ecosystem structure and functioning, origin and distribution of climatic regions, and Amazonian ecology addressing theories of the origin of biodiversity and the relationship between climate, vegetation cover and the hydrological cycle in the Amazon. Program content: Module 1: Ecology - Theory of natural selection and evolution. Ecological niche and population ecology. Ecology of communities and ecosystems. Structure and functioning of the ecosystem / biosphere, environmental services. Biodiversity: theories and applications. Module 2: Political Ecology. Population, technology and environment: Malthus vs Boserup. The Tragedy of Commons and Theories of Collective Action. Moral Economics vs. Collective Action Theories. Evolution of Human Society.
Economic Fundamentals of Sustainable Development (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: To equip students with fundamental matrices of economic thought on social dynamics, from the critical reading of seminal authors. Objectives: to allow students to identify, in the matrices, the theoretical and methodological foundations of modern discourses and practices on economic development; discuss the methodological foundations of the fundamental currents of interpretation of economic dynamics; to contextualize economic thought historically on social evolution; discuss the limits of economic focus in the perception of social dynamics. Part I - The Marxist Political Economy: The Law of Value and the Structural Foundations of the Evolution of the Mode of Production Part II - The Fundamentals of Neo-Classical Economics Part III - The Fundamentals of Capitalist Dynamics in Schumpeter and Keynes.
Sociological, Political and Anthropological Foundations of Sustainable Development (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: The discipline discusses the dimensions of the concept of development: overview. The classical contributions of sociology to a theory of the development of society. The main discussions on development in Latin America. Regional Development: from the classic theories to the current debate. Sustainable development.
Environmental Development (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: From the discussions on the environmental implications of economic development, the discipline critically analyzes instruments created to manage global, regional and local ecological crises. It addresses in a theoretical and practical manner the main economic instruments of environmental management via the market, as well as other extra-market coordination mechanisms and their political / institutional developments. Finally, the major themes on the management of environmental crises and conflicts in the Amazon region are deepened.
General Methodology (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: In this subject, we will discuss issues related to scientific production and knowledge, with emphasis on qualitative strategies for the construction of the object, production of the research project and also on the actual realization of the research. Also, the science of concrete, the problem of generalizations and interdisciplinarity will be faced. It will also be the research strategies related to the production of data and developed in the fields of anthropology (participant observation), oral history and documentation. The importance of the research method and strategies in all its complexity will be highlighted and analyzed in the classroom and from an exploratory survey, with a view to the planning of a case study. And finally, the problem of ethics and its implications for the institutions, scientists and populations involved in the research will be discussed.
Regional Development Planning (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: To present recent theories and experiences in the field of Public Planning and Regional and Urban Development in Brazil, aiming to provide a systematic information base that can contribute to the search for new conceptions and better ways of insertion of regional and urban planning in the current conjuncture of economic globalization. PROGRAM CONTENT: I. Introduction to Development Planning Thematic II. Globalization and Local Development III. Theoretical and Methodological Foundations of Public Planning IV. Historical Evolution of Public Planning in Brazil and the Amazon V. Participatory Planning, Social Capital and Regional Development 1) Planning, Public Policies and Government Strategies. 2) Planning and Budgeting VI. Recent Policies of Regional Development of the Brazilian Government VII. Urban Strategic Planning VIII. The Current Brazilian Legal Framework (I) 1) Popular participation and democratization of management; and 2) Participative Directors Plans IX. The Current Brazilian Juridical Urban Framework (II) X. Instruments to control urban land use XI. Recent Experiences of Urban Planning and Management in Brazil and the Amazon XII. Recent Experiences of Urban Planning and Management in Brazil / Amazonia II XIII. Recent Experiences of Regional Planning in Brazilian States XIV. Regional Planning focusing on Local Productive Arrangements XV. Planning, University and Regional Development in the Amazon.
Forest resources: management, economy and social implications (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: The subject focuses on the sustainable use of tropical forest resources, with special emphasis on the Amazonian forest. Social, economic and environmental aspects will be analyzed from the standpoint of public forest management, with a view to the production and multifunctional management of goods and services that contribute to model sustainable development alternatives that include the forest economy.
Research Seminar – Master’s (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: The conception of scientific research and the interdisciplinary approach. Research design, its elements and their interrelations. Methods of interpretation and research methods as instrumentation of scientific analysis. The writing plan, the construction of the scientific argumentation and its systematization.
Methodological approaches: social field (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: The purpose of this course is to present and discuss the concept of the social field, the elements of the social field, the interaction between the elements of the social field, conflicts and consensus in the field. The habitus. The notion of cultural capital.
Elaboration of Public Projects (2 Credit Units, 30 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: The course method intersects theoretical and practical sessions. The theoretical sessions will address the main concepts and instruments of the preparation and management of public development projects. The practical sessions will be devoted to the execution of exercises to apply the theoretical and operational fundamentals.
Economic and Social Formation of Brazil and the Amazon (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Offer a set of systematic information, referring to the main facts of the economic, social, political and cultural life of Brazil, in general, and the Amazon, in particular, which can contribute to a better understanding of the current economic and social situation, both of the country and of the Amazon region. Support for the search for new concepts and better ways of insertion of regional and local development, in the current economic globalization. Approach of relevant theme of the Brazilian economic and social history, emphasizing the regional aspects. Exhibition of the theme. Collective debate. Reading the bibliography indicated for each topic. Reviews of texts.
Frontiers in the Pan-Amazon: environmental, historical and economic, and ethnical perspectives (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: With this discipline, we seek to carry out a reflection on the ecological, historical and contemporary perspectives on the border areas and, particularly in the Pan-Amazon region. In these terms, we will work with the interdisciplinary methodological perspective from the literature produced in this regard. It will be privileged what can be called poles or border circuits that surround the international border of Brazil in the center-northwest region of Brazil, that is, in the socio-economic frontiers with the pan-Amazonian countries bordering that country. In addition to the theoretical, ecological and historical issues, analyze the current trends in terms of socioeconomics, culture, tourism, gender, etc. What is expected with this discipline is that students not only have an understanding of this macro-region from the borders of the countries that integrate it, but also that produce a scientific text.
Fundamentals of Neoinstitutional Theory (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: To present the debate on the main aspects of the neo-institutional theory in the scope of contemporary social sciences. Discuss the micro-foundations of neo-institutional theory and its applications. The creation and development of institutions and institutional change. The particularity of the institutions in explaining development.
Interdisciplinary Methodology (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Interdisciplinarity as a methodological approach. Interdisciplinarity is discussed as an epistemological effort to approach the scientific object and to perceive it in the space of its multiple relations.
Population and Development (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Components of demographic dynamics - fecundity, mortality and migration - concepts and methods of analysis; Demographics of environmental risk; Health and environment; Population policies and their results in several components of demographic dynamics - fecundity, mortality and migrations -, concepts and methods of analysis; Demographics of environmental risk; Health and environment; Population policies and their results in different contexts; Application of these concepts in the case of Brazil and the Amazon; Calculation and analysis of basic demographic indicators.
Research Seminar I – Doctorate (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: To analyze contemporary sociological theories from a critical and dialogical perspective within the framework of interdisciplinarity. During the seminar, strategies and research methodologies will be explored from the original texts and their practical application in an empirical observation, emphasizing two aspects: the methodology, the form and the logic of the decision theory. Three "schools" or sociological currents were selected: critical, systemic and phenomenological.
Society, Nature: dynamics of systems of common use in Pan-Amazon (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Interpretations of the relations Society, Nature. Commons approaches. Historical Perspective: The systems of common use and the transformations in English society throughout the centuries. Institutional perspectives. Common Use Systems under discussion. Notion of traditionally occupied lands. Economic and social relations in resource management. Theory of Reciprocity in Economic Anthropology. Legal Approach. Common Resources and Market. Institutions and Common Resources.
Advanced Topics in Sustainable Development Ecology (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Ecology of the Humid Tropics, with emphasis on the Amazon. Interdisciplinary studies, with the Amazon and sustainable development as the focus of the discipline. Anthropogenic impacts on forest systems, ecology of aquatic systems, ecology of landscapes and processes of transformation of the Amazonian landscape, biodiversity conservation and climate change, including climate change theories and the anthropic impacts on biogeochemical cycles.
Theory of State (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Brief retrospective of the liberal conception of the modern state; Statistical Perspective of M. Weber; The negative theory of politics in Marx and Engels; The State as an irreconcilable product of class interests; Extended state theory in Gramsci; State as condensation of class interests and class fractions "; Developments in state theories; Social theories and society; Politics as a social system of society; Notes on the Welfare State; Globalization and the new state configuration; Neoliberalism and the constitution of the National State.
Advanced Topics in Economics and Sustainable Development (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: Theories that produce convergence between the fundamental matrices of economic thought, constituting approaches to economic development and its driving sources; discourses and current practices on economic development; methodological fundamentals of the fundamental currents of interpretation of economic dynamics; economic thinking about social evolution; limits of the economic approach in the perception of social dynamics. General Objective: To equip doctoral students with theories that produce convergence among the fundamental matrices of economic thought, constituting approaches to economic development and its driving sources. Specific objectives: 1) To allow to deal critically with the discourses and current practices on the economic development; 2) To discuss the methodological foundations of the fundamental currents of interpretation of the economic dynamics; 3) Historically contextualize economic thinking about social evolution; 4) Discuss the limits of the economic approach in the perception of social dynamics.
Advanced Topics in Society and Development (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: In this discipline, the main theoretical matrices of the intellectual debate on society and development from the perspective of the social sciences and the paradigms that still guide the formulation of strategies and policies will be passed. Contemporary issues and theoretical affiliations are the subject of analysis, argumentation and the exercise of application and interpretation. Topics such as: Economic development as a process of transformation within predominantly capitalist economies and the dynamics of accumulation within divergent models, strategies of industrialization and modernization; Sustainable development as a new normative framework, including the social and ecological dimensions beyond the economic in a more autonomous way.
Technological Trajectories, Agrarian Dynamics and Urban-Rural Configurations in the Amazon (4 Credit Units, 60 Credit Hours)
Syllabus: To instruct students of the PPGDSTU / NAEA (master's and doctorate) and other postgraduate programs on the theoretical-methodological convergence fronts of interpretation of the agrarian dynamics in the Amazon; 2) Discuss how the issues that stand out point to the notion of sustainable development; 3) Provide possibilities for reading the Amazonian realities based on these perspectives.