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ALICE Research Projects

The project ALICE seeks to re-think and renovate socio-scientific knowledge in light of the epistemologies of the South, proposed by Boaventura de Sousa Santos. The objective is to develop new theoretical and political paradigms of social transformation. For more info click here. Below the personal research projects of ALICE researcher.

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Democratising democracy | Transformative constitutionalism, interculturality and State reform | Other economies | Human rights and other grammars of human dignity

Rationalities of Alternative Democratic Relations: Proveniences from Bolivian Indigenous Democracies

Researcher name: Mara Bicas
Based on the theoretical framework of "Epistemologies of the South" (Santos, 2010), this project aims to study the indigenous deliberative conceptions and practices as contributing to question the naturalization of the Eurocentric democracy...  Photo Credits: Ray Edson Hurtado Romero and Cocal
Thematic Areas:
Democratising democracy

State-in-the-Mirror: How the Social Diversity Challenges the Modern Institutions in Latin-American Contexts

Researcher name: Mauricio Hashizume
The larger the evidence of social diversity´s relevance, the greater the interest relative to its potential thereto. In this context, the possible contributions of interculturality deserve special attention from the social sciences in regard to the limits, inconsistencies and violence of State structures based on monocultural Western Eurocentric canon...  Photo Credits: Agência Brasil
Thematic Areas:
Transformative constitutionalism

Saying no to Absences, Saying yes to Emergencies: from Solidarity Markets to Indigenous Exchange Circuits

Researcher name: Luciane Lucas dos Santos
This research project aims to develop a ‘new’ critical and post-colonial theory on consumption, through the analysis of alternative forms of consumption and economic organization that highlights a ‘new’ relation with different temporalities and knowledges...  Photo Credits: Personal Archive
Thematic Areas:
Other economies

Decolonising Europe. Human Rights and Other Grammars of Human Dignity from The Perspectives of The South Inside The North

Researcher name: Julia Suárez-Krabbe
The epistemologies found among decolonial social movements of the different European countries contribute substantially to an alternative thinking of alternatives in face of today's interlocking crises (of the environment, of 'multiculturalism' and the economic crisis)...  Photo Credits: Personal Archive
Thematic Areas:
Human rights and other grammars of human dignity

Extreme Events, Catastrophes and The Racialisation of The Exploited: The Real Nature of The State

Researcher name: José Manuel Mendes
The Project analyzes how extreme events reveal the political work involved in positioning disposable groups and individuals outside nation-states’ imaginaries. Having as case studies the Barh Mukti Abhiyaan grassroots movement and the National Dalit Watch in India, the objective is to propose an analytical approach, based on an ‘ecology of knowledges’ and counter-hegemonic human rights struggles...
Thematic Areas:
Democratising democracy

Plurinational Constitutionalism in Bolivia. From Constitution-Making Process to The Indigenous Self-Government Statutes

Researcher name: José Luis Exeni Rodríguez
Constitutionalism, if one considers the collective knowledges and practices, can not only be transformative, but also emancipatory. This impulse (either as forward-looking, or as reverse) materializes itself beyond constitutional text. First, to make sure that the emancipatory impulse reaches law and legal institutions...  Photo Credits: Estatuto Raqaypampa
Thematic Areas:
Transformative constitutionalism

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