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DINÂMIA’CET – Iscte, Centre for the Study of Socioeconomic Change and the Territory is an Iscte research unit which combines fundamental and applied research on economic, social and cultural topics. It carries out advanced international research systematically grounded on interdisciplinarity. With the aim of framing a new approach to sustainable development, our research seeks to contribute to the understanding of the contemporary world through the analysis of the contexts, the actors and the consequences of change, with a focus on institutional frameworks, and through extensive recourse to comparative approaches.

CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios

CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios is an academic journal in the scientific area of Urban Studies that was established in 2000 by a team of researchers from the former Centre for Territorial Studies, consolidating an acquis of scientific research and academic work at ISCTE-IUL for over twenty years. Its founder and first director was Professor Vítor Matias Ferreira.

CIDADES, now in e-journal format, strives to disseminate research and discussions in the scientific area of Urban Studies, seeking to consolidate itself in the academic publishing scene, nationally and internationally, as a reference publication in its field.

The orientation of CIDADES is based on the plurality of theoretical perspectives and disciplinary approaches to the analysis of the city, as enshrined in the array of multidisciplinary scientific area of Urban Studies. CIDADES seeks further knowledge about urban problems and policies in order to intervene and, in general, concerning the processes of transformation of cities, communities and territories.​

CIDADES, Comunidades e Territórios is currently indexed by Scopus, SciELO, OpenEdition and other Abstracting and Indexing Services.

Entre Transições:
Retrospetivas – Transversalidades – Perspetivas
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O DINÂMIA’CET-Iscte (DC), Centro de Estudos sobre a Mudança Socioeconómica e o Território, organizou nos dias 1 e 2 de junho de 2021 a conferência Entre Transições – Retrospetivas, Transversalidades, Perspetivas – para celebrar um triplo aniversário: 40 anos do Centro de Estudos Territoriais, 31 anos do DINÂMIA e 10 anos do DINÂMIA’CET unidade orgânica do ISCTE. Analisaram-se as transições para sociedades do futuro através da apreciação crítica de dados recolhidos no longo prazo, aproveitando as lições retiradas de 40 anos de investigação sobre as grandes questões societais emergentes. 

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PASSAGENS is an academic magazine edited by DINAMIA'CET, in line with scientific research and academic production at ISCTE-IUL, since 2013. Its founder and director by Paulo Tormenta Pinto which has, since 2022, Alexandra Saraiva and Patrícia Bento d’Almeida as coeditors.


The concept of this magazine is based on a reflection on the unfinished work of Walter Benjamin - Das Pasagen Werk, known as the book of "Passages". The guidance of PASSAGENS is based on the plurality of theoretical perspectives and disciplinary approaches within the multidisciplinary scientific areas of Architecture and Urban Studies. PASSAGENS seeks to deepen knowledge about the processes of transformation of cities, communities, and territories, crossing scientific areas and analyzing current issues linked to urban policies, society and the territory.

PASSAGENS, in paper format, aims to disseminate research and discussions in the scientific area of Architecture and Urban Studies, crossing other scientific areas and lines of investigation from DINÂMIA’CET, valuing the multidisciplinary identity of our Research Unit.

Working Papers & Reports

DINÂMIA’CET-Iscte Working Papers series aims to publish original materials proceeding from ongoing/concluded projects involving the Centre’s researchers. Aside this main calling, D’C Working Papers also disseminate other preparatory work resulting from papers presented to scientific events – conferences, seminars and workshops involving D’C researchers. The Working Paper series coordinator conducts the blind peer-review process, undertaken by area experts. This publication line also encompasses manuscripts by graduate students at Iscte - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa and from DINÂMIA’CET-Iscte partner university institutions.

In any case, DINAMIA’CET-Iscte Working Paper series editor reserves the right to publish or decline publication. All papers accepted for publication may be subject to reviewing according to what peer reviewers and/or the editor indicate.


DINÂMIA’CET Reports – IUL is to publish studies, mainly by students. The reports do not have the traditional structure of a journal article, such as eminently empirical research reports, master thesis, book reviews of works or relevant authors.


All submissions should be sent to the following address: Please check the following document containing our author and referee guidelines.

Coordenação geral: Sérgio Lagoa

Coordenação temática:  Alexandra Saraiva, Ana Costa, Cristina de Sousa, Paulo Marques

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Portuguese journal of social sciences

The Portuguese Journal of Social Science is a peer-reviewed cross-disciplinary journal focusing on research about Portuguese society by scholars of any nationality. However, the journal takes a broad view and accepts articles that are not exclusively devoted to the Portuguese case. We particularly welcome comparative studies.

While the journal concentrates on research articles it operates a flexible policy in respect of other types of submission, including book reviews.

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