Brazilian Political Science Review

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 2, 2014

A Comparative Analysis of Brazil's Foreign Policy Drivers towards the USA: Comment on Amorim Neto (2011)*
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionEven with the unprecedented interest in Brazil, not much attention has yet been g iven to the research area encompassing the quantitative analysis of the Brazilian Foreign Policy (PEB). Even though...
Cooperation for Development, Brazilian Regional Leadership and Global Protagonism*
IntroductionIn the Brazilian Foreign Policy literature, the reference to the Brazilian pursuit of an important international role is not new. Indeed, this is one of the most recurrent aspects ascribed to the Brazilian diplomacy (LIMA, 2005b; SILVA, 1995)....
Critical Comparatives Perspectives in Water and Sanitation Systems*
Critical Comparatives Perspectives in Water and Sanitation Systems* (CASTRO, José Esteban and HELLER, Léo. Water and sanitation services: public policy and management. London: Earthscan, 2009.)The study of infrastructure services has long remained a...
Flying in Clear Skies: Technical Arguments Influencing ANAC Regulations*
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionDaily, we see information in the press regarding health plans, telephone and energy rates, the prohibition of medicines, etc. What do these themes have in common? They are all regulated by federal...
Institutionalisation, Reform and Independence of the Public Defender's Office in Brazil*
Introduction1The aim of this article is to investigate the institutionalisation of the state Public D efender's O ffices b efore a nd a fter t he r eform t hat g ranted i ndependence a nd new functions to the Public Defender's Offices in Brazil. This...
Policy Analysis in Brazil: Emergence and Institutionalisation*
Policy Analysis in Brazil: Emergence and Institutionalisation* (VAITSMAN, Jeni; MENDES RIBEIRO, José and LOBATO, Lenaura (Ed.) Policy Analysis in Brazil. Bristol: Policy Press, International Library of Policy Analysis Series, 2013)Government decisions...
Water Services in the Buenos Aires Metropolitan Area: How Does State Regulation Work?*
IntroductionAfter the crisis of the Welfare State, State intervention in public utilities was dramatically restructured worldwide. The State no longer acted as the supplier of public utilities and offered their management to private operators. In this...
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