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Assistant Researcher

Patrícia André

research interests

Sociology of Law and Justice; Legal Theory; Law and Technology; Theory and Methodology in Socio-Legal Research

Short Bio

Researcher at CEDIS – Research Center on Law and Society (NOVA School of Law) and DINÂMIA’CET - Centre for Socioeconomic and Territorial Studies (ISCTE).
Member of LxLTG - Lisbon Legal Theory Group (Lisbon Centre for Research in Public Law - University of Lisbon School of Law).
PhD candidate in Law at NOVA School of Law and FCT research fellow.
Guest professor at NOVA School of Law (SUPERNOVA - Foundation Programme).

research project at dinâmia'cet-Iscte

Being a cross-dimensional object, law can be accounted for through a plurality of epistemic, conceptual and methodological perspectives.

Since legal discourse is at once fabric and mechanism of the legal world, one can conceive it as a crucial eye view to the law.

I intend to continue to make use of legal discourse as an analytical device in various instances of socio-legal research: whether focusing on legal argumentation; or pinpointing judicial discourse to clarify what kind of operations do courts carry out in adjudication or to know the robes of law as a performative actor in several areas of society; or yet shifting observation to the reception of legal discourse by the non-jurist citizen in view of the effectiveness and legitimacy of law towards a democratic citizenship.

My research plan also encompasses the definition and development of methodological models of empirical research in law.

Main publications

ANDRÉ, Patrícia, HENRIQUES, Carolina Neto, DIAS, Nuno, «Hastening Science: Reflectindo sobre o processo científico em tempos pandémicos», in Maria Assunção Gato e Pierre Guibentif (coord.), Entre Transições: Retrospetivas - Transversalidades - Perspetivas, Lisboa: DINÂMIA'CET-Iscte, 2022, pp. 97-120.

ANDRÉ, Patrícia, «O direito nas dinâmicas paradigmáticas: a leitura realista e pluralista de António Manuel Hespanha», Themis - Revista da Faculdade de Direito da UNL, ano XX, nº 35, Lisboa: Almedina, 2021, pp. 221-259.

VIOLANTE, Teresa, ANDRÉ, Patrícia, «The Constitutional Performance of Austerity in Portugal», in Tom Ginsburg, Mark D. Rosen & Georg Vanberg (eds.), Constitutions in Times of Financial Crisis, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 229-260.

ANDRÉ, Patrícia, VIOLANTE, Teresa, GAMEIRO, Maria Inês, Os Tribunais e a Crise Económica e Financeira: Uma Análise do Discurso Judicial, Lisboa: Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, 2019.

Main projects

IN_SOLVENS: Direito da insolvência em Portugal - uma análise multidisciplinar (2021-ongoing / CEDIS-NOVA School of Law, CIES-Iscte / PTDC/DIR-OUT/2939/2020 - FCT)

Argumentação Jurídica na Justiça Constitucional Portuguesa e Espanhola (PhD research project / 2019-ongoing / CEDIS-NOVA School of Law, DINÂMIA'CET-Iscte / PD/BD/150496/2019 - FCT)

A Crise nos Tribunais: Uma Análise ao Processo Decisório em Contexto de Crise Económico-Financeira (2016-2019 / Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation)

Les Représentations Politiques et Juridiques de l’Opinion Publique et le Choix des Sanctions en Droit Criminel (2014-2015 / Université d’Ottawa – Dep. Criminologie, colab. DINÂMIA’CET-IUL)

Last update

23 de maio de 2023
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