Light books, strong views.
This collection offers a specialist's point‑of‑view about different areas of the Portuguese reality, in small-sized books that use simple language.
Full list here (in Portuguese)
This collection closely examines specific aspects of the Portuguese social reality, trough investigation pieces, written in a narrative and ethnographic style.
Full list here (in Portuguese)
Since its creation, the Foundation has published more than 40 scientific studies, involving over 200 researchers. Research activities are divided into three main areas: Society, Economy, and Institutions.
General guidelines of the Foundation’s research activities:
- Scientific quality is ensured by a thorough recruitment process of qualified research teams and careful evaluation of projects by external experts;
- Projects should generate new data to be shared with the Portuguese and international scientific community, enhancing the relevance and impact of the projects;
- Systematic emphasis in a comparative approach, analyzing the Portuguese case in comparison with others in our geopolitical area; and, in a prospective approach, outlining possible scenarios;
- Project design always includes a strategy for the dissemination of results.
Recently published studies
(written in Portuguese)
- Intergenerational justice and sustainability (2017) (in Portuguese);
- Social mobility in Portugal (2017) (in Portuguese);
- Migrations and demographic sustainability: Perspectives of the evolution of Portuguese society and economy (2017) (in Portuguese);
- Limitation of mandates: Impact on local finances and electoral participation (2017) (in Portuguese);
- Is school retention beneficial for students? (2016) (in Portuguese);
- Determinants of fecundity in Portugal (2016) (in Portuguese);
- Values, institutional quality and development (2016) (English version);
- Private companies and municipalities: Dynamics and performance (2016) (in Portuguese);
- Infrastructure investment in Portugal (2016) (in Portuguese);
- Inequality of income and poverty in Portugal: The social consequences of the adjustment program (2016) (in Portuguese).
For a full list of the Foundation’s research studies, click here (in Portuguese).
Magazine XXI.To have an opinion.
This magazine believes that the existence of an informed public opinion – engaged and interventive – is a fundamental condition for a democratic and open society. The publication gives voice to original and contrasting views and ideas that can help citizens form their opinions freely. Directed at an informed audience from all ages, social strata and professions, it privileges a direct approach, publishing articles that are deep without being academic, attractive without being sensationalist.
The magazine’s previous editions (in portuguese):
- Restless days (2013)
- Goodbye freedom. Long live freedom (2013)
- European paths (2014)
- This is city (2014)
- Living on the edge (2015)
- Frontiers (2015)
- Democracy in turmoil (2016)
- Equality (2017)
For a full list click here (magazines are written in portuguese)