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Published on Wednesday, June 10, 2020


Ciências Sociais Unisinos is published three times a year by Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos/Brazil) and prints unpublished articles that contribute to the reflection and the interdisciplinar study of Social Sciences. 


Vol. 56, nº 2 (may-aug, 2020)


  • Carlos Eduardo Santos Pinho (UNISINOS);
  • Sonia Fleury Teixeira (CEE/FIOCRUZ);
  • Arnaldo Provasi Lanzara (UFF)


Similar to the 2008 international systemic financial crisis, the result of the deregulation of the North American credit financial market, which affected the entire planet, the emergence of the global pandemic of Covid-19 has made countries rich (Germany, Australia, Canada , USA, France, England, Italy) adopt countercyclical and Keynesian policies to safeguard banks and provide them with liquidity through the deliberate intervention of the respective Central Banks in the financial system. The national states at the center of global capitalism have been granting large credits to companies and the productive sector, encouraging consumption, protecting income, the employment of workers and substantially strengthening the social protection mattress to avoid fraying sociability. Such policies are antithetical to what has always been advocated for countries on the periphery of capitalism and in development, that is, privatization, trade opening, financial liberalization, deregulation of capital/labor relations. Since 2015, Brazil’s macroeconomic policy has been anchored in making a strong fiscal adjustment, with successive cuts in social spending on health, education and public investment. In 2016, with the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff, the multifaceted liberal-conservative coalition that guaranteed Michel Temer’s arrival in power, contributed to the approval of Constitutional Amendment N. 95/2016, which stifles public social spending and criminalizes politics countercyclical fiscal system as an instrument to combat economic crises. The approval of the labor reform, the outsourcing law, which dismantled capital/labor relations and depreciated workers’ rights, as well as the disintegration of the Ministry of Labor, which was incorporated into the Ministry of Economy of the extreme right government of Jair Bolsonaro and his liberal-orthodox economics minister, Paulo Guedes. In spite of the fiscal austerity prescription intensified by the current government, and since the protagonism of the National Congress, Brazil has been implementing countercyclical policies to combat the deleterious effects of the pandemic, guaranteeing liquidity to private banks, granting loans to entrepreneurs and aid to workers informal, self-employed and family heads. The global pandemic and the failure of fiscal austerity policies revealed the perverse facet of the picture of structural social inequality. It should be noted that measures to combat Covid-19 have been carried out in an environment of strong political instability, of conflict between the president and the other powers (Legislative and Judiciary), with subnational governments (governors and mayors), with economic crisis and impending social upheaval. In this sense, the purpose of this Thematic Dossier is to welcome works with different theoretical-conceptual, methodological, analytical and/or perspective compared to other countries, which reflect on the reverberations of the Covid-19 pandemic on development models, political institutions, the welfare state and public policies.

Author Guidelines

Deadline for submissions: July 10, 2020

The journal accepts submissions on a rolling basis. Ciências Sociais Unisinos has no article processing charges (APC) or article submission charges.

Articles must be original, unpublished, must not be under consideration for publication anywhere else and can be written in Portuguese, English or Spanish.

Ciências Sociais Unisinos publishes articles and book reviews that contribute to the reflection and the interdisciplinary study of Social Sciences.

  • The articles must be written by Doctors or doctoral students;
  • Masters or masters students in co-authorship with their advisors.

The journal does not accept articles written by graduates or undergraduate students unless they are written in co-authorship with a doctor.

The articles must be sent electronically, following the steps of a system that aims to give assistance to the periodicals editing in each phase of the editorial process.

The publication of the article is subjected to the previous approval of the journal's Editorial Board, as well as to peer review made by, at least, two ad hoc reviewers using the double blind review process.

The final acceptance of the article depends on:

  • The recommendation of the reviewers;
  • That the authors carry out the necessary corrections;
  • And final approval by the Editorial Board


The concepts and opinions expressed are the full responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the publisher.

Submission of the manuscript implies that if and when it is accepted for publication, the authors automatically agree to transfer the copyright to the Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos.

Submission Preparation Checklist

As part of the submission process, authors are required to check off their submission's compliance with all of the following items, and submissions may be returned to authors that do not adhere to these guidelines.

1.The work is original and unpublished and it is not under consideration for publication anywhere else.2

2. The manuscript file is in Microsoft Word or RTF.

3. The original text must contain in the following order:

  • Title in the same language of the article, and in English (if the article is in English, title must also be in Portuguese). The titles (on the original language and English) must have a maximun of 240 characters including spaces.;
  • Abstract with no more than 20 lines, followed by at least three key-words;
  • Abstract in English (or in Portuguese, in case the article is written in English), following the same norms of the Abstract in the original language; 
  • Full text, typed in Times New Roman format, font 12, and with spacing of 1,5;
  • Images, tables, charts and graphs must include captions in the same language of the article and in English, they must be sent separately in their original files (.jpeg, .png, .tiff), not inserted in the text, with minimal resolution of 300 dpi.

4. The identification of authorship of the work has been removed from the file, ensuring the journal's confidentiality criteria, if the manuscript is subjected to peer review (e.g. articles), according to instructions in Ensuring a Blind Peer Review.

5. Short quotations (containing less than three lines) must be incorporated into the text in quotation marks;

Long quotations (longer than three lines) must be presented in an isolated paragraph, with simple spacing, font size 11 and the left margin larger than the surrounding text (4cm).

6. Footnotes must be used only when strictly necessary, for information that is complementary to the text. Do not use footnotes as a substitute for a reference list.

7. The manuscript is in accordance to the style and bibliographic requirements described in the Author's Guideline section.

8. References

The list of references must only include works that are cited in the text. Reference list entries must be in alphabetical order according to the last names of the first author of each work.

References must be typed in Times New Roman (pt 12) and single spacing between lines.

References must contain the work's complete data according to the journal's rules.


  • São Leopoldo, Brazil


  • Friday, July 10, 2020

Attached files


  • latin america, political institution, democracy, social movement, judiciary, development, global pandemic


  • juliane bento
    courriel : julianebento [at] unisinos [dot] br

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  • juliane bento
    courriel : julianebento [at] unisinos [dot] br


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