Launch in Porto of the book “Da Geringonça à Maioria Absoluta. A situação política em Portugal e na Europa”
On Friday, November 17, 2023, at 17:30, this time in the city of Porto, André Freire, professor and political scientist, will hold another launch session for his new book “Da Geringonça à Maioria Absoluta. A situação política em Portugal e na Europa,” published by Gato Bravo. The event will take place at the Amphitheatre Nobre FLUP, at the University of Porto, and will be attended by professors João Teixeira Lopes (FL-UP) and Manuel Loff (FL-UP) and PS MP Tiago Barbosa Ribeiro.
“Da Geringonça à Maioria Absoluta – A situação política em Portugal e na Europa” brings together chronicles published in Jornal de Letras, 2017-2022, Público, 2022-2023, Seara Nova, and the Vaca Voadora blog. The general aim of the book is to help the reader understand Portugal and its political framework today, through a mix of comparative political science approaches and a citizen’s approach that is sufficiently analytical to appeal to and interest people from various political backgrounds.
The book is divided into six main themes: in part I, Portuguese governance since Geringonça (2015-2019); part II, the positions of the right in the face of left-wing alliances; part III “blinkered government” (2019-2022); part IV, the period of absolute majority (2022-2023); in part V, themes and debates in European and international politics; in part VI, cultural writings with political resonances.
André Freire is a Full Professor of Political Science, Director of the PhD programme in Political Science, Senior Researcher at CIES-Iscte and Director of the Observatory of Democracy and Political Representation at CIES-Iscte. He was a regular columnist for the newspaper Público from March 2006 to January 2016, and for Jornal de Letras from May 2017 to April 2022.
The book is on sale in bookshops and at the following link: https://www.wook.pt/livro/da-gerigonca-a-maioria-absoluta-andre-freire/29428380.