A – Relatório Final APROVADO”
“Os objectivos científicos previstos foram plenamente atingidos. Os resultados evidenciam grande qualidade científica, nomeadamente ao nível das publicações em revistas internacionais com referee. O projecto contribuiu para a formação de jovens investigadores e para a projecção internacional da equipa envolvida.”
“1. Scientific objectives
The project had three main objectives (we quote): “1. the study of political corruption in traditional media and in its electronic editions; 2. studies on social networks, particularly political blogs; 3. its comparative perspective regarding four countries from the Iberian-American-African sphere (Brazil, Mozambique, Spain, Portugal).” Except in what regards part of the 3rd objective (the comparison with Spain), the scientific report and the annex detailing researchers’ activities provide evidence that the objectives of the project were fully achieved.
The results of the project largely exceeded the expected ones, as we see when we compare both (we indicate first the expected ones): Publications: Books – 1 – 3 (+2); Papers in international journals – 4 – 8 (+4); Papers in national journals – 6 – 13 (+7); Communications: Communications in international meetings – 7 – 25 (+18); Communications in national meetings – 8 – 27 (+19); Reports – 2 – 2 (0); Organization of seminars and conferences – 1 – 5 (+4); Advanced training: PhD theses – 1 – 2 (+1); Master theses – 2 – 2 (0); Others – 0 – 2 (+2); Patents – 0 – 1 (+1); Actions of awareness and training – 5 – 3 (-2). The only exception was the actions of awareness and training, being the difference compensated by the large amounts of articles and posts about the phenomenon of corruption published in newspapers and blogs. We must also mention the construction of a site dedicated to the project, athttps://corrupcaopoliticacimj.wordpress.com/.
3. Training of young researchers and international development of the team
Besides the papers in international journals and the communications in international conferences, the internationalization of the project was also achieved by the participation of researchers and/or consultants from the Universidad de Múrcia, Spain, and the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil.
In regard to the training of young researchers, we must highlight that the team of the project included 5 researchers holding a Master degree, having 2 of them concluded their PhD theses, and 2 undergraduate researchers who concluded their Master theses.