Rubens Lima Moraes is a Ph.D candidate in Political Science at Concordia University. He holds an M.A. in Public Policy and Public Administration at Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (UDESC – Florianópolis, Brazil). His doctoral dissertation is about the process through which knowledge is produced within participatory institutions governing natural resources in Latin America. His focus is on water governance and management in two Brazilian cities. Rubens has also done research on anti-corruption social movements and their impact in reforming laws to prevent electoral corruption. He has published his work in journals, such as VOLUNTAS – the International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations.
Fields of interest
Natural resource governance
Moraes, Rubens Lima, and Carolina Andion. 2018."Civil society and social innovation in the public arenas in Brazil. Trajectory and experience of the Movement Against Electoral Corruption (MCCE)" VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations 29, no. 4, DOI 10.1007/s11266-017-9867-8
Andion, Carolina, Rubens Lima Moraes, Aghata Gonsalves. 2017. “Civil society organizations and social innovation. How and to what extent are they influencing social and political change?” CIRIEC-España, Revista de Economía Pública, Social y Cooperativa 90, pp. 81-110.
Andion, Carolina, Luciana Ronconi, Rubens Lima Moraes, Aghata Gonsalves, and Lilian Brum Duarte Davi. 2017. "Civil society and social innovation in the public sphere: a pragmatist analysis" Submitted to Revista de Administração Pública (RAP) 51, no. 3, pp. 369-87.
Moraes, Rubens Lima, Carolina Andion, and Josiani Lucia Pinho. 2017. "Cartography of controversies in the public arena of electoral corruption in Brazil" Cadernos EBAPE.BR (Fundação Getúlio Vargas) 15, no. 4, pp. 846-76. [In Portuguese]
Schommer, Paula, Jonas Tadeu Nunes, and Rubens Lima Moraes. 2012. "Accountability, social control and co-production of public goods: the action of twenty Brazilian social observatories aimed at citizenship and fiscal education" Publicações da Escola AGU 4, no. 18, pp. 229-58. [In Portuguese]
Schommer, Paula, and Rubens Lima Moraes. 2010. "Social observatories as promoters of social control and accountability: reflexions on the Itajaí social observatory experience" Revista Eletrônica de Gestão Organizacional 8 no. 3, pp. 298-326. [In Portuguese]