Inequalities in the elite of Brazilian Political Science

Marcia Rangel Candido João Feres Júnior Luiz Augusto Campos About the authors


The aim of this article is to examine an aspect often neglected by the studies about political science in Brazil: inequalities among the scientific community. To do this, we start by first locating our contribution within the literature. Then, we analyze the gender, race and geographic profile of the teachers of all postgraduate programs in the area recognized by the Coordination for the improvement of higher education personnel (Capes). The results show that the discipline presents asymmetries of gender and severe racial inequality, which cannot be fully explained by the regional differences of the country. In order to observe the data in a broader perspective, we compare the characteristics of Political Science with those of Sociology and Anthropology and conclude that the former is more unequal in both dimensions.

Political Science; Gender; Race; Inequalities; History

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