Governance, economy

and citizenry

This Group centers on modes of regulation and governance, encompassing the state and the rule of law, markets and collective action, against the background of Europeanization and globalization. It is assumed that new modes of public and private regulation are increasingly relevant, both formal, including soft law, and informal, based on cooperation, self-regulation and social action. Under scrutiny are inter alia environmental and public health risks, ICT, financial markets, social policies.

GEC also provides a framework for research on science communication and public engagement, and on the social responsibility of science and research institutions, all increasingly asked to participate in regulatory processes.

Relying upon inputs from economics, jurisprudence, sociology, architecture, and computer science, the Group’s thematic lines follow up from this backdrop, sustained by work developed under several projects.


Maria Eduarda Gonçalves

Ana Costa

Thematic Lines:

3.1. Human Rights, Markets and Governance Challenges;

3.2. Reflexivity, Communication and Social Responsibility of Science.


Recent publications

Seguros facultativos de responsabilidad civil e inoponibilidad de medios de defensa al perjudicado: perspectiva comparada
Os novos requisitos formais das cláusulas contratuais gerais (Lei 32/2021): Implicações, em particular, no contrato de seguro
Savings and financial literacy: a review of selected literature
Organizing sports events: the promoters’ perspective
Stakeholders’ Perspectives on Hosting Large-scale Sports Events
Wellness comes in salty water: thalassotherapy spas and service level of satisfaction
Fatores de sucesso das Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs): A importância do capital humano
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