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The insertion of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in the network of global cities: an analysis from the oil chain

Grant number: 17/16973-9
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2018
Effective date (End): July 31, 2018
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Economics - International Economy
Principal Investigator:Celio Hiratuka
Grantee:Mariane Santos Françoso
Supervisor: Javier Revilla Diez
Host Institution: Instituto de Economia (IE). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Cologne (UoC), Germany  
Associated to the scholarship:16/06888-1 - The insertion of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in the global cities network: an analysis from the oil chain, BP.DR


Inspired by the changes in the spatial and organizational configuration of economic activities at a global level, the research developed in Brazil until now has sought to articulate the concepts of global cities and global production networks, studying how the cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo are inserted in the oil production chain. This analysis is complemented by an investigation of the role these cities perform as gateway cities for their respective region, South America. This research project is linked to the international project entitled "Gateway cities and their hinterland: global cities from the global south as nodes in global commodity chains", funded by FAPESP and the German agency DFG. This project is developed in cooperation with Brazilian and German researchers, and analyzes the insertion of cities and regions of the global South into the oil and gas chain, focusing on three cases: South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia. As proposed in the research project submitted to FAPESP initially, the internship period at the Global South Center Studies, University of Cologne, where researchers are studying the other two cases addressed in the project, aims to establish an exchange of knowledge and information relevant to the development of this research project, making possible greater synergy between this project and the results obtained by the German researchers. In addition, the period will also contribute to the discovery of new forms of analysis for the data already collected, favoring not only the analysis of the South America case, but also the comparison between the three cases studied, making it possible to identify patterns regarding the insertion of global South cities into the oil production chain.

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