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Governing through risk: Insurence, security and illegal markets in the automobile business.

Grant number: 18/22936-1
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 21, 2019
Effective date (End): July 18, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Anthropology - Urban Anthropology
Principal researcher:Taniele Cristina Rui
Grantee:Deborah Rio Fromm Feltran
Supervisor abroad: Leslie Clifford Back
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Research place: Goldsmiths, University of London, England  
Associated to the scholarship:17/24649-7 - A Safe Harbor in Chaos: marginalities, insurance and security in the Luz region in São Paulo, BP.DR


This project presents a proposal for the Foreign Research Stage Grant (BEPE / FAPESP) , under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Les Back (Goldsmiths, University of London). This proposal is committed to the objective of understanding and analyzing the connections between the notions of risk and security present in the global insurance market. Especially with regard to the political arrangements forged by this economic elite aimed, simutaenously, risk and security governance and opening of new markets.More specifically, the focus is on the automotive business and the role of insurance industry players in producing laws and creating illegal markets. Considered the "cradle of insurance" and being one of the largest world markets in the sector, England is an important reference for the interlocutors of this research and for the understanding of the Brazilian case. With this in mind, the research stage at the University of London will enable the candidate to establish a contrastive look with the English context at the time of construction of the analysis of the field data collected throughout the year of 2018. In addition, access to international literature, cooperation and contact with the foreign supervisor and other researchers will contribute to the development of the PhD in progress. The stage also contributes to the internationalization of the candidate's academic networks and their research groups in Brazil.

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