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F.H. (Flávio) Eiró de Oliveira, PhD

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F.H. (Flávio) Eiró de Oliveira, PhD
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Since 2017, Flávio Eiró is part of the project BROKERS – Participatory urban governance between democracy and clientelism: brokers and (in)formal politics (http://www.anthrobrokers.com/) – from 2017-2021 as postdoctoral researcher, and associate researcher since coming to Groningen in 2021.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 679614) ERC-funded, and hosted by the Anthropology and Development Studies department at Radboud University Nijmegen.

This ethnographic research project investigates the role of brokerage – the social mechanism of mediation between different groups or levels in society – in participatory urban governance, and its implications for state-citizenship engagement, political representation and decision making. It asks: what is the role of brokerage in participatory urban governance, in both its formal and informal dimensions, and what is its impact on state-citizen engagement, political representation and decision making regarding the distribution of resources?

This project compares brokerage in four different cities, two in the Global North and two in the Global South, in order to develop a new theoretical framework for understanding the role and impact of brokerage in participatory urban governance. These cities are Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Manchester (UK), Medellín (Colombia) and Recife (Brazil).

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