Analysis of social representations and discourses on public security, violence, human rights, and democracy

Stemming from prior empirical evidence garnered over the course of the project, we seek to relate this prior evidence with perceptions, discourses, and representations on public security policies, violence, human rights, and democracy from a socio-historical perspective. This approach, both theoretical and socio-historical, is crucial for understanding the contemporary definition of legitimacy. Public security policies have an undeniable impact on shaping the perceptions of state agents and the general population, especially through the media, when it comes to building the legitimacy of institutions. Furthermore, this debate allows us to analyze the empirical data from the reflections promoted since the earliest days of NEV regarding democracy and socially implanted authoritarianism. The research will be developed from archival and bibliographic research, analysis of previously gathered data in the project (surveys and interviews), and case studies.


Production date: 2013 - Atual
Sponsor(s): FAPESP
People: Marcos César Alvarez
Vitor Blotta
Gustavo Higa
Roberta Heleno Novello
Pedro Benetti
Fernando Afonso Salla
Fernanda Harumi Okuda Martins