Brazilian Political Science Review

Articles from Vol. 6, No. 1, 2012

Actors, Interests and Strategies of Brazilian Foreign Policy on Biofuels
IntroductionThe search by countries for energy security and the increase of international interest in environmental issues, particularly concerning climate change, have favoured an increase in the world production of biofuels in the last few years. In...
Democracy, Redistribution, and Equality*
IntroductionSoon after Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was first elected the president of Brazil, I had a conversation with the secretary of the Workers' Party (PT) in a favela of Rio de Janeiro. When I asked my interlocutor what the newly elected government...
Electoral Governance in Brazil*
IntroductionThe rising role of the Brazilian Electoral Justice System in the consolidation of Brazil's democratic regime has focused widespread attention on an institution that hitherto had been very little known and debated. It is true that research...
Empirical Determinants of Government Efficiency: A Study Based on Objective Indicators
(ProQuest: ... denotes formula omitted.)IntroductionA consensus has nowadays emerged that the efficiency of governments has an impact on a country's economic performance. High quality of public institutions - and of governments, more generally - is viewed...
Marx and the Invention of Post-Capitalist Politics
Marx and the Invention of Post-capitalist PoliticsA book that, with remarkable erudition, addresses politics and State in the immense theoretical work of Marx does not need many justifications nowadays. If in the 1980s and 1990s Marxism was to philosophy,...
Trust and Political Information: Attitudinal Change in Participants in the Youth Parliament in Brazil
IntroductionThis article assesses the impact of the Youth Parliament on political attitudes of its participants, focusing on their confidence in the Minas Gerais State Assembly in Brazil. We examine whether changes in attitudes have a cognitive basis,...
Women in Motion: Female Representation in the Rio Grande Do Sul State Legislative Assembly
IntroductionThe present article aims to contribute to the study of women's participation in political representation bodies, focused on the particular view of the feminist critique of democracy as a regime that reproduces sexual inequalities, among other...
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