The Institutionalization Process of the Environmental ISSUE in Mozambique, 1980-2000.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 14:30
Location: Hörsaal BIG 2 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Giverage AMARAL, University of Campinas, Brazil
In Mozambique in the late 80s, began a process of transition from a centrally planned economic system to a market economy, this process was marked by a gradual decentralization of public administration and the cross consideration of environmental issues.

Based on the fact that globally in our times, the research and environmental studies present themselves as central to the multiplicity of knowledge fields, we reflect on the process of environmental issues institutionalization in Mozambique, having as our main goal, the understanding of the political and economic contours, that what we consider to have been the beginning of this process, 1980-2000.

As a result, we found that the beginning of the environmental issue institutionalization process in Mozambique from 1980-2000, was the result of government initiatives and the requirements inherent in the development process, and this process was marked by rhetorical strategies of different styles and motifs, pierced by political and financial conflicts, both at state level and civil society, poorly existent.

This exploratory research makes use of qualitative methods of analysis and data collection techniques that range from the literature review, documentary research, semi-structured interviews, to discussion groups. Thus, this research presents and describes the socio-historical circumstances that interspersed the process of institutionalization of environmental issues in Mozambique, indicating exogenous and endogenous factors, which proved decisive for the current environmental institutional Mozambican state.

 Financial support: CAPES