Brazilian Political Science Review

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 1, 2013

Human Rights and Political Transition in South Africa: The Case of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission1
Prologue: ethnographic noteOn the same day that I arrived in Johannesburg to start my research about the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), in August 2008, I was invited by my hosts to a dinner with friends. The first night in the...
Human Security Paradigms and Economic Crisis in First Year of the North Caucasus Federal District
Theoretical frameworkIn the literature, transition and ethno-political phenomena are more often linked to political and social features, even with historical legacies or anthropological data, than to economic data. According to Paul Blokker, "until the...
Investigating Elite Behavior through Field Experiment in Brazil: Do Candidates Answer More to Core or Swing Voters?1
IntroductionThe literature on how politicians allocate resources in order to optimize electoral performance has generated intense debate in the social sciences. Some lean towards Cox and McCubbins' 1986 model in which politicians allocate resources to...
Public Policy and Media Frames: The Debate over Migration in Brazil
Migration public policies have received increasing attention in public debate in the last few years, especially in countries with a large migrant worker population. We can observe that the debate over migration in the last decade showed a greater focus...
Two to Tango: An Analysis of Brazilian-Argentine Relations
Two to Tango: An Analysis of Brazilian-Argentine Relations (SARAIVA, Miriam Gomes. Encontros e Desencontros. O lugar da Argentina na política externa brasileira. Belo Horizonte: Fino Traço Editora, 2012)"The Federal Republic of Brazil seeks to form a...
When Is Statistical Significance Not Significant?
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)The basic problem with the null hypothesis significance test in political science is that it often does not tell political scientists what they think it is telling them. (J. Gill)The statistical difficulties arise...
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