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About Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published widely on globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, democracy, and human rights in Portuguese, Spanish, English, Italian, French, German, and Chinese.

Boaventura de Sousa Santos es profesor del Departamento de Sociología, en la facultad de economía de la Universidad de Coímbra, Portugal, y académico distinguido en el Instituto de Estudios Legales de facultad de derecho de la Universidad de Wisconsin. Ha publicado extensamente sobre derecho y la globalización, pluralismo y derecho, multiculturalismo, y derechos humanos. 


Articles by Boaventura de Sousa Santos

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Making the future possible again

The twentieth century began with two major models of progressive change in society, revolution and reformism, and the twenty-first century begins with neither.

Democracy in dispute. An interview with Boaventura de Sousa Santos

In Latin America, oligarchies and advanced sectors of the highly internationalized industrial and financial bourgeoisie, lost much governmental political power, but instead saw their economic power increased. Español

La democracia en disputa. Una entrevista con Boaventura de Sousa Santos

En Latinoamérica, las oligarquías y la burguesía industrial/financiera altamente internacionalizada perdieron buena parte del poder político gubernamental. Pero, a cambio,vieron incrementado su poder económico. English

The Podemos wave

Never before has it become so clear that we live in societies that are politically democratic but socially fascist. The Podemos wave is a metaphor for every single attempt to find a progressive solution. 

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