About us

The Center for the Study of Culture, Politics and Society (CECUPS) is devoted to the sociological analysis of cultural and political subjects, in particular subjects placed in the confluence of those two realms or dimensions of social reality. In this way, and mainly from a comparative perspective, we make research about cultural policy, the relationship between culture and territory, citizenship and the Welfare State, the cultural construction of Europe or the reflexive configuration of modernity. 

Featured publication

Peter Wagner. Aurea Mota. 2019. Collective Action and Political Transformations. The Entangled Experiences in Brazil, South Africa and Europe. Edinburgh University Press.

Collective action in our current global situation is often associated with growing intolerance, xenophobia and exclusion, or it is regarded as incapable of making a real and positive difference in the lives of individuals. This book acknowledges the severe problems with effective and significant collective action, but it arrives at a more optimistic diagnosis of our time by rethinking the...

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