Sociedade e Estado
Print version ISSN 0102-6992
BOTELHO, Antonio and ALMEIDA, Mariza. Desconstruindo a política científica no Brasil: evolução da descentralização da política de apoio à pesquisa e inovação. Soc. estado. [online]. 2012, vol.27, n.1, pp. 117-132. ISSN 0102-6992. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-69922012000100008.
This article analyses the trajectory and the regional institutional impact of the two main decentralized federal support policies for science, technology and innovation (ST&I): one aimed at university-industry cooperation (PAPPE) and another towards the MSE innovation financing (PAPPE Subvenção). It explores the learning of public policy on federative units and their regional institutional partners, as well as its transformation in institutional arrangements and governance structures. The research concludes that the rapid growth of innovation policy in the ST&I agenda and the structural and process requirements it imposed upon the Brazilian State and its federative units radically altered the scope, the form and the function of the federal policy of researching support, contributing to the deconstruction of the centralizing ST&I policy.
Keywords : Public Policy; Innovation; Decentralization; ST & I Funding; Regionalization.