DISMANTLING POLICIES THROUGH (DE)MOBILIZATION OF ANALYTICAL CAPACITY
CASES FROM BRAZIL
Palavras-chave:Policy capacity, policy dismantling, analytical capacity, Brazil
This paper aims to contribute to the debate on features that make policies more or less vulnerable to policy dismantling in Brazilian federal government. Focused in one dimension of policy capacity, namely, the analytical capacity, it proposes a framework to examine dynamics and contexts in which analytical capacity is diminished, demobilized or mobilized towards policy dismantling. Examining findings from empirical works produced by document analysis, N-large surveys and interviews with federal bureaucrats, the investigation shows different attempts and forms of (de)mobilizing analytical capacities towards policy dismantling, in environment and healthcare policy fields, and debates the role of the epistemic, institutional and political contexts in facilitating or hindering these attempts.