Boaventura de Sousa Santos


Boaventura de Sousa Santos is Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Coimbra (Portugal), and Distinguished Legal Scholar at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is Director Emeritus of the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. He earned an LL.M and J.S.D. from Yale University and holds the Degree of Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by McGill University. His most recent project - ALICE: Leading Europe to a New Way of Sharing the World Experiences - was funded by an Advanced Grant of the European Research Council (ERC), one of the most prestigious and highly competitive international financial institutes for scientific excellence in Europe ( He has written and published widely on the issues of globalization, sociology of law and the state, epistemology, social movements and the World Social Forum in Spanish, English, Italian, French, German, Romanian, Chinese, Danish, Polish, Arabic, South Korean,and Greek.

Latest Publications


Santos, Boaventura de Sousa; Cunha, Teresa (orgs.) (2022), Economías del Buen Vivir. Contra el desperdicio de las experiencias. Madrid: Akal


Santos, Boaventura de Sousa; Cunha, Teresa (orgs.) (2022), Economias de Bem Viver. Contra o desperdício das experiências. Coimbra: Edições 70

Book Chapter

Santos, Boaventura de Sousa (2022), Democracies Can Perish Democratically Too: Brazilian Democracy on Edge, in Tully, James (org.), Democratic Multiplicity: Perceiving, Enacting, and Integrating Democratic Diversity. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 82-92

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