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R&D Institutions

Resultado da avaliação 2007 na área de Ciências Jurídicas e Ciências Políticas

Unidade de I&D

Núcleo de Estudos em Administração e Políticas Públicas (NEAPP) [LAW-Norte-Braga-758] visitada em 01/02/2008

Classificação: Excellent

Comentários do painel de avaliação
Sobre a unidade
The panel felt that this was a small, tightly cohesive, homogeneous group of young and already well-established scholars devoted to sound empirical research. They have already performed very well in terms of publications and international collaborative enterprises. They get substantial feedback from an international advisory council. They know where they want to go and they are quite confident that in the next three to five years they will achieve their goals. They write articles and books chapters that are co-authored within the unit but they also have an international visibility that allows them to co-author journal articles with distinguished non-Portuguese scholars. In their fields they seem to have no challengers because of their ability to identify the appropriate topics for research. Their international network of kindred organisations and experts in the same fields has been securely established and is not just of a casual nature. It gives them a unique ability to broadcast their work beyond the Portuguese academic community. The young coordinator deserves an especially positive mention because of her productivity in the several different areas of interest covered by the group. The group had a very clear idea about its strengths but also about the obstacles that need to be overcome in order to achieve its objectives. The panel was struck by the fact that the unit’s presentation was frank and honest, rightly celebrating its considerable strengths and also showing a well-developed awareness of the difficulties it needs to confront. The members of the unit are clearly aware of the need to take steps to integrate its constituent groups and are actively involved in concrete actions designed to achieve this. Despite the seeming fragmentation of the unit and its research interests, in practice its members work effectively as a team. The Advisory Council provides the unit with excellent advice on its activities and research objectives and its setting up is an initiative upon which the unit is very much to be congratulated.
Sobre os grupos de investigação
Local Government [RG-LAW-Norte-Braga-758-2126]
Not-for-Profit Sector [RG-Norte-Braga-700758-2061]
Political Behavior [RG-LAW-Norte-Braga-758-2994]
Public Management [RG-LAW-Norte-Braga-758-2058]
Public Policy [RG-LAW-Norte-Braga-758-2059]