Associação Brasileira de Ciência Política (ABCP) (Brazilian Political Science Association)
Founded in 1986, the Brazilian Association of Political Science is a non-profit organization that brings together hundreds of academics - researchers, teachers and students - and professionals from the field of Political Science and other related subjects.
Throughout its history, ABCP has been involved, through the direct action of its associates, in the construction of the memory of Brazilian Political Science. Over the past 30 years, the association has fostered partnerships with various national and international foundations, research institutes, funding agencies, universities, and other public and private entities whose material, immaterial, and human resources have been of vital importance to the creation of hundreds of academic events and other initiatives, which eventually promoted the expansion of the area through postgraduate programs and, more recently, bachelor degree courses in Political Science and International Relations.
Since 1996, ABCP promotes biennial congresses, the so-called "Encounters", aimed at the circulation of scientific production, the promotion of knowledge and the debate of issues involving the various thematic areas of national and world political science. Since 2009, it has also started to assist and contribute directly to the organization of the Brazilian Postgraduate Forum in Political Science, an autonomous initiative by students in the field to increase the scope of debates at postgraduate level.
In this sense, ABCP brings together a significant portion of intellectuals and researchers, who produce not only what is most significant for the area of Political Science in the country, but constantly watch over the maintenance of the high ethical and professional standards of Brazilian political institutions. and especially for democracy.
The association also maintains the most important scientific publication in its area in Brazil, the Brazilian Political Science Review, an electronic magazine published since 2007 and available on the SciELO platform.
Among ABCP's most recent initiatives are financial support for the participation of doctoral students in congresses of foreign associations, opening to the category of associate at the undergraduate level, and the production of smaller events aimed at the local creation of seminars, courses and schools of specific thematic learning.
In 2017 the association began a regionalization process by articulating the creation of regional directorates elected by direct vote. Regional boards are part of a project aimed at increasing the association's local capacities to carry out its activities.See more