Brazilian Political Science Review

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 3, 2014

Academic Accomplishments within the Free Trade Debate*
Academic Accomplishments within the Free Trade Debate* (von BÜLOW, Marisa. A batalha do livre comércio: a construção de redes transnacionais da sociedade civil nas Américas. São Paulo: Editora UNESP, 2014)For the contemporary reader, especially a young...
Beyond Brazilian Coalition Presidentialism: The Appropriation of the Legislative Agenda*
he Brazilian experience, consolidated in the legislative predominance of the Presidency, often leads to the general idea that the Executive, with its broad powers and self-sufficiency in drafting policy propositions, would make the Legislative a subservient...
Reply on the Comments on When Is Statistical Significance Not Significant?*
(SILVA, Glauco P. GUARNIERI, Fernando H. Comments on When is Statistical Significance not Significant? Brazilian Political Science Review. Vol.8, No 02, 2014)It is very rewarding for us to receive a serious commentary on "When is Statistical Significance...
Soft Power, Hard Aspirations: The Shifting Role of Power in Brazilian Foreign Policy*
In the past two decades, and particularly during the administration of President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Brazil has been more involved in regional and international issues. Building on strong economic growth over the period, the country has raised...
The Concept of Liberty: The Polemic between the Neo-Republicans and Isaiah Berlin*
This article examines the polemic between neo-republican theory and Isaiah Berlin's ideas on the concept of liberty, and proposes a revision of the neo-republican critique of Berlin's argument. It emphasizes that, in Berlin's argument, freedom of choice...
The Three Achilles' Heels of Brazilian Political Science*
The origin and formation of the social sciences in Brazil has been the object of deep and rigorous investigations that have brought to light the conditions that marked the work of the founding fathers of social and political thought in Brazil. In this...
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