Brazilian Political Science Review

Articles from Vol. 9, No. 3, 2015

21st Century Democracy Promotion in the Americas: Standing Up for the Polity *
21st Century Democracy Promotion in the Americas: Standing up for the Polity * (Heine, Jorge and Weiffen, Brigitte. 21st Century Democracy Promotion in the Americas: standing up for the Polity. Routledge, 2014)Since the creation and successful development...
Assessing Some Measures of Online Deliberation *
The empirical turn in deliberative democracy has brought a renewed vitality to this field of research. After a decade of fruitful philosophical development, the 21st century witnessed a growing interest in rethinking conceptual frameworks through empirical...
Causal Inference, Shaolin Style: "Mastering 'Metrics"*
Causal Inference, Shaolin Style: "Mastering 'Metrics"* (Angrist, Joshua D. and Pischke, Jörn-Steffen. Mastering 'Metrics: The Path From Cause to Effect. Princeton University Press, 2014)The field of causal inference has seen a remarkable development...
Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall *
Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival, and Fall * (Mainwaring, Scott and Pérez-Liñan, Aníbal. Democracies and Dictatorships in Latin America: Emergence, Survival and Fall. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2013)Scott...
Electoral Systems and Judicial Review in Developing Countries *
Electoral Systems and Judicial Review in Developing Countries * (Yadav, Vineeta and Mukherjee, Bumba. Democracy, Electoral Systems, and Judicial Empowerment in Developing Countries. Michigan Press, 2014)The interest regarding the effects a strong Judiciary...
Enlarging the Playing Field: Political Circulation of Brazilian Senators in the First Republic *
This article deals with the relationship between the structure of political opportunities and the career patterns of Brazilian senators elected during the First Republic (1889-1930). The career of the representatives was understood, by the body of work...
Impact of Electronic Voting Machines on Blank Votes and Null Votes in Brazilian Elections in 1998 *
Until the mid-1990s, Brazilians voted the way most of the world still continues to vote. Voters arrived at their polling stations, received an official printed ballot, went into a voting booth, wrote the names (or numbers) of their chosen candidates,...
Reversing Polarities: Anarchical (Failed) States versus International Progress *
Somalia, Rwanda, Liberia, Haiti. Such countries have usually been conceptualized under a single and simplifying category-'failed states'-instead of being considered in their contingencies and singularities. This predetermination of our political imagination...
Taking Stock (with Discomfort) of the Military Dictatorship Fifty Years after the 1964 Coup: A Bibliographical Essay *
The 1964 coup was a milestone in the country's history, particularly for political science. The political regime changed and launched persecutory and discretionary initiatives. Academia and the Left questioned their own wisdom, unable as they were to...
The Capital Mistake: Local Information and National Electoral Reforms *
Electoral reforms that are voted for in Congress are not always favorable to all actors who support them. What makes some actors "strategic fools" (ANDREWS and JACKMAN, 2005)? Why do some Members of Congress (MCs) support reforms that are not beneficial...
The Elusive New Middle Class in Brazil *
A characteristic that strongly marked the world economy in the last 20 years - at least before the full unfolding of the consequences of the "Great Recession" that started in 2008 - was the intense growth experienced by practically all countries, the...
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