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Simon Schwartzman (born July 1939 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil) is a Brazilian social scientist. He has published extensively, with many books, book chapters and academic articles in the areas of comparative politics, sociology of science, social policy, and education. In 1996, Schwartzman was awarded the Grand Cross of the Brazilian Order of Scientific Merit for his contributions to the cause and development of science in Brazil. In recent years, Schwartzman has written extensively on issues related to brain drain and brain circulation in the academic world, the Affirmative Action program in Brazilian higher education, and equity in education. He has been part of international teams of experts convened by OECD and The World Bank to advise governments on higher education, science and technology policies.



Schwartzman received his BA in Sociology, Political Science and Public Administration from the Federal University of Minas Gerais. He received an MA in sociology from the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Santiago, Chile. He achieved his Ph.D. in political science at the University of California, Berkeley.


He is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and president of the Instituto de Estudos do Trabalho e Sociedade in Rio de Janeiro. He was a professor of sociology and political science at the Instituto Universitário de Pesquisas do Rio de Janeiro, the University of São Paulo and the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Between 1994 and 1998 he was president of the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE)

Schwartzman is also a member of the advisory boards of several institutions, including the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics and The Edelstein Center for Social Research and of several journals, including Annals of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences; [Dados - Revista de Ciências Sociais]; Education Policy Analysis Archives; Science, Technology and Human Values; Nova Economia and Teoria e Sociedad.

Collected texts of Simon SchwartzmanEdit

Collected texts of Simon Schwartzman is a digital collection of Schwartzman's books at the Internet Archive. This collection contains over 900 books.[1]

Select bibliographyEdit

Where the book exists in multilingual editions, English information is given first.

  • Schwartzman, S. and C.M. Castro. Reforma da Educação Superior: uma visão crítica. Brasília: Funadesp, 2005.
  • Schwartzman, S. and Micheline Christophe. A sociedade do conhecimento e a educação tecnológica. Brasília: Senai - Departamento Nacional, 2005.
  • Schwartzman, S. and C. Brock, editors. The Challenges of Education in Brazil. Oxford: Symposium Books, 2004. (Brazilian edition: Os desafios da educação no Brasil. Rio de Janeiro: Nova. Fronteira, 2005.)
  • Schwartzman, S. Pobreza, exclusão social e modernidade: uma introdução ao mundo contempporâneo. São Paulo: Augurium Editora, 2004.
  • Schwartzman, S. As Causas da Pobreza. Rio de Janeiro: Editora FGV, 2004.
  • Schwartzman, S. and J.B.A.E. Oliveira. A Escola Vista por Dentro. Belo Horizonte: Alfa Educativa Editora, 2002.
  • Schwartzman, S. Trabalho Infantil no Brasil. Brasília: Organização Internacional do Trablho, 2001.
  • Schwartzman, S.The Future of Education in Latin America and the Caribbean. Santiago: UNESCO - - Santiago, 2001.
  • Schwartzman, S. A Space for Science: The Development of the Scientific Community in Brazil. Pittsburgh: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1991. (Brazilian 2nd edition: Um Espaço para a Ciência - a formação da comunidade científica no Brasil. Brasília: Ministério de Ciência e Tecnologia, Centro de Estudos Estratégicos, 2001. 1st edition published in 1979.)
  • Schwartzman, S., H.M.B. Bomeny, and V.M.R. Costa. Tempos de Capanema. 2. ed. São Paulo e Rio de Janeiro: Editora Paz e Terra e Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 2000. (1st edition published in 1994.)
  • Schwartzman, S. A Redescoberta da Cultura. São Paulo: Editora da Universidade de São Paulo, 1997.
  • Schwartzman, S. America Latina universidades en transición. Washington, DC: Organização dos Estados Americanos, 1996.
  • Schwartzman, S., E. Krieger, C.O. Bertero, and F. Galembeck, editors. Science and Technology in Brazil: a New Policy for a Global World. Rio de Janeiro: Editora da Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 1995. (Brazilian: Ciência e tecnologia no Brasil: uma nova política para um mundo global. Vol 2:. política industrial, mercado de trabalho e instituições de apoio. Rio de Janeiro: Editora da Fundação Getúlio Vargas, 1995.) 3 volumes.
  • Schwartzman, S. Bases do Autoritarismo Brasileiro. Rio de Janeiro: Editora Campus, 1982.
  • Schwartzman, S. Ciência, Universidade e Ideologia: A Política do Conhecimento. Rio de Janeiro: Zahar Editores, 1980.
  • Schwartzman, S. São Paulo e o Estado Nacional. São Paulo: Difusão Européia do Livro, 1975.


  1. ^ "Collected texts of Simon Schwartzman: Free Texts: Download & Streaming: Internet Archive". Internet Archive. Retrieved March 27, 2014.

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