Dr. Carlos Henrique Santana


Carlos Santana is a fellow at the Humboldt Foundation and postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Political Science, TU Darmstadt. He has research expertise on comparative political economy, especially on industrial policy, financial systems, state-owned public banks, and energy policy. His main works have focused on South America, relations between South America and Central-Eastern Europe, and BRIC countries.

His analyses have privileged historical and constructivist approaches. He obtained his PhD in Political Science at Instituto de Estudos Sociais e Políticos (IESP-UERJ), spent a year as visiting researcher at UC Berkeley, and since then worked with a large interdisciplinary network called Brazilian National Institute of Science and Technology (INCT-PPED). With his colleagues from the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IPEA) he also was engaged in comparative analysis of state capacity in BRIC countries. In addition, he is trying to articulate analyzes about EU external energy and resource policy. Currently, Dr. Santana is developing a comparative analysis of energy infrastructure policies adopted by Brazil, Russia, India and China in the last twenty years. The project analyzes three aspects: the federative dilemmas in coordinating policies, public financing instruments in long-term credit, and bureaucratic cohesion as the mainstay of policy implementation.

Publications and Conference Presentations

  • Carlos Henrique Santana, Der Zusammenbruch der Brasilianischen Demokratie, Vortrag in der Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung, 15.11.2016, Mainz.
  • Carlos Henrique Santana (2016) "Trade-Off Eleitoral do PT e o Esgotamento do Centro Político", Ponto de Vista, No 1, Janeiro (ISSN 1983-733X).
  • Carlos Henrique Santana (2015) "Políticas de Infraestrutura Energética e Capacidades Estatais nos BRICs", Texto para Discussão 2045, Brasília: IPEA, Março (ISSN 1415-4765).
  • Carlos Henrique Santana (2015) "Limits of VoC and institutional complementarities in the semi-periphery: comparative analysis of reforms in Brazil and India", Desenvolvimento em Debate, v.3, n.2 (ISSN 2176-9257).
  • Carlos Henrique Santana (2015) "Cidadania como Consumo: novas clivagens da cidadania estratificada no Brasil", in Estado, Burocracia e Controle Democrático, Sao Paulo: Alameda (ISBN 8579393000).
  • Carlos Henrique Santana (2014) "Classe média, Conservadorismo e uma Nova Economia Política Internacional", Insight Inteligência, Rio Janeiro, Edição 67, XVII – 4º trimestre (ISSN 1517-6940).
  • Carlos Henrique Santana (2013) "Critical Junctures, Institutional Legacies and Epistemic Communities: A Development Agenda in Brazil", in Development and Semi-periphery - Post-neoliberal Trajectories in South America and Central Eastern Europe, London: Anthem Press (ISBN 9781783080601).




Questionnaire to the Research Fellow Dr. Carlos Henrique Santana


My field of research is fascinating. To laymen I would explain it in the following comprehensible manner:
Through the concept of state capacity, this study aims to make a comparative analysis of energy infrastructure policies adopted by Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRIC) in the last twenty years. For this, the project analyzes three aspects: the federative dilemmas in coordinating policies, public financing instruments in long-term credit, and bureaucratic cohesion as the mainstay of policy implementation.

My most important success in research to date is…
to organize some general interpretive hypotheses and comparative macroeconomic data about energy policies which need to be explored through the deepening of field research. I have already published an article at Textos para Discussão – Academic Journal associated to a federal public foundation to the reformulation of public policies in Brazil – IPEA (Brazilian Institute for Applied Economic Science)

I’ve chosen the TU Darmstadt because of…
outstanding academic environment, common interests around political economy of energy policies, particularly among emerging economies, and also the interdisciplinary approach – especially between energy and politics.

If I were a student today, I would…
read more literature.

The perfect balance to a stressful working day is…
to spend with seven hours of reading and writing, swimming for two hours, talking with friends and colleagues, and watching a movie.

With the help of my host in Darmstadt I would like to…
join in academic debate and build strong bridges to a continued collaboration.

Dr. Carlos Henrique Vieira Santana with his host Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt, at the Department of History and Social Sciences, Institute of Political Science. Photo: Claus Völker

Questionnaire to the host Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt


You appreciate in your guest / your guest favourably impressed you by…
I’m very glad to host Carlos Santana as post-doc researcher at Technische Universität Darmstadt. I had a chance to know him personally during a meeting of World International Studies Committee, where he presented his work. He was telling me about his future research and I decided immediately that his research is extremely interesting for our research focus on energy policy at the Fachbereich and the Institute. The main proposition of the project has great importance to understand new challenges of domestic governance of energy policies in BRIC countries and therefore the implication in international politics. The way how he blends Varieties of Capitalism literature with State Capacities approach to understand energy infrastructure is both original and relevant.

You, your team and the TU Darmstadt benefit from your guest’s…
Carlos Santana is bringing a new perspective to our analysis of the energy policy of the BRICS and coordination of energy policies at a federal level. As he looks at the same phenomena as we do through the glasses of political economy this gives an added value to our discussions.

Kontakt


Vergleichende Analyse politi-
scher Systeme und Integra-
tionsforschung
Institut für Politikwissenschaft
Technische Universität Darmstadt

Besucheradresse:
Landwehrstraße 48a-50a
D-64293 Darmstadt

Postadresse:
Dolivostraße 15
D-64293 Darmstadt

Arbeitsbereichsleiterin
Prof. Dr. Michèle Knodt
knodt
[at]pg.tu-darmstadt.de
Tel: +49 (0)6151/16-57353
Raum: S4|23 205

Sekretariat

Nicole Ungermann
ungermann[at]pg.tu-darmstadt.de
Tel: +49 (0)6151/16-57354
Raum: S4|23 206

Contact


Dr. Carlos Henrique Santana

Technische Universität Darmstadt
Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Landwehrstraße 48a-50
D-64293 Darmstadt

Gebäude/Raum: S4 22/311

Postadresse
Dolivostraße 15
D-64293 Darmstadt

Tel.: +49 (0)6151/ 16-57434
Fax: +49(0)6151/16-57472

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