Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais
versão impressa ISSN 0102-6909
REIS, Elisa P.. Outsider's considerations for the formulation of an agenda on public policies research. Rev. bras. Ci. Soc. [online]. 2003, vol.18, n.51, pp. 11-14. ISSN 0102-6909. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-69092003000100002.
To answer the question "what should be included in the research agenda of the specialist in public policies?" the author chooses to comment on theoretical issues that she thinks should not be neglected. She suggests that the processes of change that pervade contemporary societies make it necessary to introduce changes also in the theoretical and conceptual frames that inform the way we see the interaction of the nation-state with both market and society.
Palavras-chave : Theory and research; Nation-State; Authority and market; Authority and solidarity.