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Eduardo Cesar Leão Marques

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Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH)  (Institutional affiliation for the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

He holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1987), a specialization in public health from ENSP / FIOCRUZ (1989), a Master's degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (1993), a Ph.D. State University of Campinas (1998) a Fapesp post-doc at Cebrap (2002) and visiting researcher periods at Sciences Po (2013, 2015), University College London (2014) and University of California Berkeley (2019). He is a full professor of the Department of Political Science at USP and director and researcher of the Center for Metropolitan Studies (Cepid / Fapesp). He is a member of the editorial board of IJURR (, as well as a member of the Strategic Council and a contributing professor at the Urban School of Sciences Po, additionally to Productivity research CNPQ 1B and principal investigator of FAPESP. He was director of the Metropolis Studies Center (Cepid / Fapesp, 2004/2009), coordinator of the National Institute of Science and Technology for Metropolis Studies (INCT / CNPq, 2009/2014), president of RC-21 of the International Sociological Association (2014/2018), Correspondent Editor for Latin America ofl IJURR and trustee of the IJURR Foundation (former FURS Foundation for Urban and Regional Studies, England) and Brazilian coordinator of the ReSolution project of CEM and CASA / UCL with funding Fapesp and ESRC (2015/2018), assistant secretary of the Brazilian Political Science Association, coordinator of the Summer School IPSA / USP in Technicians and Research Methods in Political Science and International Relations (2011/2014) and coordinator of the Fapesp-Cofecub agreement (2011/2012). He served as area coordinator of political science at FAPESP (2017/2018). Has experience in the area of Political Science, researching public policies, political sociology, urban policies and politics, social networks and urban poverty. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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São Paulo in the Twenty-First Century

Published in August 22, 2016 - FAPESP Newsagency. Prof. Eduardo Cesar Leão Marques, from the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences, at the Univeristy of São Paulo, presents information about the Center for Studies of the Metropolis, which has developed research since 2000 as one of Research, Innovation and Dissemination Centers of FAPESP. As a result of research, Prof. Marques highlights the book on São Paulo in the 21st century, in two editions, one in Portuguese (UNESP) and another English (Routledge), with some differences between them, aimed at the international debate. The book deals with aspects such as urban areas, heterogeneities, social structure, segregation and population growth, with reference to contemporary comparative urbanism.

The politics of urban policies in comparative perspective

Published in February 13, 2019 - Agência FAPESP. Cities are central to our economies, societies and daily lives, but we know relatively little how city governments really work. This gap is caused by a mutual lack of interest in local political institutions by both political science, which considers them as miniatures of the national ones, and urban studies, which believes that important processes lay in society, outside of the State. To help bridge this gap, we have been developing at the Center for Metropolitan Studies a large comparative research on the governance patterns that shape urban policies and politics in São Paulo, Paris, London, Mexico City and Milan, in collaboration with colleagues from these cities. The project has been showing that urban policies and politics present several peculiarities due to their relations with the territories of the cities, influencing the strategies and actions of actors such as local politicians, local bureaucracies, private companies who profit directly from the city and urban social movements. The project intends to shed light on who governs what, and who governs what the govern does not govern in the different policy fields of cities, considering State and not State actors connected by formal and informal, legal and illegal ties and surrounded by specific and historically constructed institutions and urban spaces. By focusing on the basic elements, processes and actors forge governance patterns, the project contributes to more systematic and general comparisons of the policies and politics of large cities in both the Global South and North. Eduardo Cesar Leão Marques | FAPESP Week London.
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