This Postgraduate Program in Political Sociology (PPGSP) of UFSC (Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina) is linked to the Department of Sociology and Political Science and structured through seven lines of research that shelter 14 nuclei and / or research laboratories. On this page you will find the main information about the course, with the respective links that give access to the documents and the set of activities developed by our Program.

Our Postgraduate Program in Political Sociology (PPGSP) of UFSC started in 1976, at which time the Specialization Course in Social Sciences was implemented, with areas of concentration in anthropology and sociology. In view of the positive results obtained, in 1978, a proposal was made to create the Master Course in Social Sciences, which maintained the two previous concentration areas. A broad process of internal restructuring, carried out in 1985, eventually led to the splitting of this structure into two masters with separate coordination: Political Sociology and Social Anthropology.

The main objectives of PPGSP are to qualify students in the master’s and the doctorate levels; To collaborate in the building of knowledge in the area of ​​political sociology, through the development of studies and research aimed at the social, cultural, economic and political phenomena that entail contemporary societies, especially towards the Brazilian scenario; To spread studies and research, through publications in different vehicles (books, periodicals, annals, magazines, etc); To participate and exchange concepts in academic forums; And to collaborate and learn from the wider community, through a diversified set of extension activities. PPGSP research topics cover a wide range of issues relevant to the understanding of relationships and social processes under the register of approaches that acknowledge the interrelationships of social, economic, and political phenomena.


Our Program has the following Research lines :


1) Science, health, and environment;
2) Institutions, political behavior, and public policies;
3) Social movements, activism, and democracy;
4) Political and social thinking;
5) Social Representations and Symbolic Productions;
6) Labor, Market, State, and Financial System.


Our Program has achieved a five grade score in the evaluation of CAPES Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES) of the Ministry of Education, and receives grants from CAPES / PROF and CNPq.