Brazilian Political Science Review

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, 2014

A Study on the Impact of Campaign Finance, Political Capital and Gender on Electoral Performance*
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionWho gets more votes and why? In looking for the reasons that explain electoral success, the academic literature has drawn attention to the importance of political finance, meaning the funding of election...
Critical Theory and Social Justice*
In Elements of a Critical Theory of Justice, the Uruguayan political philosopher Gustavo Pereira (2013a) does an admirable job of combining, in an original the- oretical formulation, contributions for reflection on the nature of justice in a democratic...
Explaining Successes and Failures of River Basin Committees in Brazil*
Explaining Successes and Failures of River Basin Committees in Brazil* (Abers, Rebecca Neara and Keck, Margaret E. Practical Authority: Agency and Institutional Change in Brazilian Water Politics. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013)Anew political-institutional...
Lula, the Workers' Party and the Governability Dilemma in Brazil*
Lula, the Workers' Party and the Governability Dilemma in Brazil* (Gómez Bruera, Hernán F. Lula, the Workers' Party and the Governability Dilemma in Brazil. New York: Routledge, 2013)"Lula, the Workers' Party and the Governability Dilemma in Brazil"...
Media and Democracy: A Plural Approach*
Media and Democracy: a Plural Approach* (Porto, Mauro P. Media Power and Democratization in Brazil: TV Globo and the Dilemmas of Political Accountability. New York/London: Routledge, 2012)The central theme of Mauro Porto's analysis is the political role...
The Legislative Work in an Authoritarian Regime: The Case of the São Paulo Administrative Department*
IntroductionHow does the "legislative process" of a regime with no legislative branch work?This article deals with the internal life of the Administrative Department of the state of São Paulo (Departamento Administrativo do Estado de São Paulo - DAESP)...
The Path of Brazilian Social Assistance Policy Post-1988: The Significance of Institutions and Ideas*
IntroductionThe 1988 Constitution's recognition of social assistance as a public policy and its inclusion in the Brazilian Social Welfare System1 makes that year a milestone from which this policy began to find its place in the Brazilian governmental...
The Place of Normativity in the Political Ontology of Ernesto Laclau*
IntroductionThe work of Ernesto Laclau has been a theoretical effort to present an interpretation of the political as an area specific to and explanatory of social relations, particularly since Hegemony and Socialist Strategy (HSS from now on), co-authored...
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