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Brazil, the Americas and the World: foreign policy and public opinion 2010

Grant number: 10/06356-3
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: October 01, 2010 - September 30, 2012
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - International Politics
Principal Investigator:Maria Hermínia Brandão Tavares de Almeida
Grantee:Maria Hermínia Brandão Tavares de Almeida
Home Institution: Instituto de Relações Internacionais (IRI). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Amâncio Jorge Silva Nunes de Oliveira ; Janina Onuki ; Leandro Piquet Carneiro ; Leticia de Abreu Pinheiro ; Maria Regina Soares de Lima


The main purpose of this research project is to describe and analyze the Brazilian population's perception of our foreign policy and of international politics. It is part of an international academic cooperation which includes research teams from various Latin-American countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru. The Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE), in Mexico, coordinates the project.The international project aims at understanding the population's perceptions and attitudes towards international issues - which increased in relevance in this century -, and to grasp the society's reaction to international changes and their effects on the domestic realm. The study covers a vast range of themes (cultural, economical, social, political, security-related) and levels (bilateral, regional and global) concerning international relations and foreign policy. A survey will be carried consisting of a probabilistic stratified national random sample of 2400 cases. (AU)