Hermes Augusto Costa

Contacts
hermes@fe.uc.pt

Biography

Hermes Augusto Costa is a PhD in Sociology, University of Coimbra, Faculty of Economics (FEUC). He is Associate Professor with Aggregation at FEUC, institution where his teaching activities are divided between the 1st cycle of Studies (mainly in the field of Sociology) and the 2nd and 3rd cycles of studies, namely in Master of Sociology and in PhD Program on "Labour Relations, Social Inequalities and Trade Unionism" of which he is co-coordinator. He is also research fellow at the Centre for Social Studies (CES), since 1993. At CES, between 2002 and 2010, he was co-coordinator of the Research Group on "Labour and Trade Unionism". Between 2011 and 2013 he was co-coordinator of the Research Group on "Social Policies, Labor and Inequalities" (POSTRADE). He was vice-president of the CES Scientific Council (2013-2015). Since February 2020 he is vice-dean of FEUC. His main research areas are the processes of globalisation and regionalisation of trade unionism, the European Works Councils and labour relations. On those domains he has been publishing several articles and books both in Portugal and abroad. Recent books: Sindicalismo global ou metáfora adiada? Discursos e práticas transnacionais da CGTP e da CUT. [Global trade unionism or a metaphor in waiting? The transnational discourses and practices of the Portuguese CGTP and the Brazilian CUT ]. Porto: Afrontamento, 2008; As vozes do trabalho nas multinacionais: impacto dos Conselhos de Empresa Europeus em Portugal [Voices of labour within multinationals: the impact of European Works Councils in Portugal](co-author with Pedro Araújo). Coimbra: Almedina/CES, 2009. [Distinguished with Agostinho Roseta award/ 6th Edition/Minitry of Labour and Social Solidarity]; O sindicalismo português e a nova questão social: crise ou renovação? [The Portuguese trade unionism and the new social question: crisis or renewal?] (co-edited with Elísio Estanque) Coimbra: Almedina/CES, 2011; Conselhos de Empresa Europeus: um estudo dos setores metalúrgico, químico e financeiro em Portugal (co-author with Paula Reis Costa) [European Works Councils: a study of metallurgical, chemical and financial sectors in Portugal]. Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2014; Ensaios de direito e de sociologia a partir do Brasil e de Portugal: movimentos, direitos e instituições (coorg com Gisela M. Bester e Gloriete M. A. Hilário). Curitiba: Instituto Memória Editora, 2014; Desigual e combinado. Precariedade e lutas sociais no Brasil e em Portugal (coorg com Ruy Braga e Elísio Estanque). São Paulo: Alameda, 2016; O futuro do trabalho em debate: simulação da Conferência Internacional do Trabalho na Universidade de Coimbra (org.). Coimbra: Imprensa da Universidade de Coimbra, 2017; Poderes sindicais em debate: desafios e oportunidades na Autoeuropa, TAP e PT/Altice (coauthor with E Estanque, Dora Fonseca e M. Carvalho da Silva). Coimbra: Almedina, 2020


Latest Publications

Book

Costa, Hermes Augusto; Estanque, Elísio; Fonseca, Dora; Carvalho da Silva, Manuel (2020), Poderes sindicais em debate: desafios e oportunidades na Autoeuropa, TAP e PT/Altice. Coimbra: Almedina

Book Chapter

Costa, Hermes Augusto; Dias, Hugo (2019), "A atividade grevista como desafio para o Norte e para o Sul", in Ricardo Antunes (org.), Riqueza e miséria do trabalho no Brasil IV: trabalho digital, autogestão e expropriação da vida. São Paulo: Boitempo, 383-396

Article in Scientific journal

Costa, Hermes Augusto; Estanque, Elísio; Fonseca, Dora (2019), "Poderes sindicais em (re)construção? Ilações setoriais no contexto português", Sociologia On line, 21, 36-61