Brazilian Political Science Review

Articles from Vol. 7, No. 3, 2013

Diffusion of Good Government: Social Sector Reforms in Brazil
(SUGIYAMA, Natasha Borges. The Diffusion of Good Government: Social Sector Reforms in Brazil. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press, 2012)The book Diffusion of Good Government: Social Sector Reforms in Brazil by Natasha Sugiyama is one of the most...
Foreign Policy Change in Brazil: Comparing Castelo Branco (1964-1967) and Fernando Collor (1990-1992)
IntroductionThe object of this article is a specific theme within Brazilian Foreign Policy (BFP), the foreign policy change (FPC), which will be discussed by means of a compared analysis between two administrations: Humberto Alencar de Castelo Branco...
Government, Political Actors and Governance in Urban Policies in Brazil and São Paulo: Concepts for a Future Research Agenda
IntroductionPublic policies are based on the connections between several actors, within in- stitutional environments and crossing organizational boundaries. These inter- actions involve conflicts, interests, ideas and inequalities in political resources....
Human Rights and Development - an International Political Economy Perspective
IntroductionOver the last two decades, the field of human rights has attracted the attention of scholars in Political Science and International Relations working within an international political economy framework. These scholars bring to this research...
Mapping and Explaining the Use of the Left-Right Divide*
IntroductionAfter the French Revolution, the idea of a left-right (LR) divide gained great importance in mass politics (Bobbio, 1994; Caramani, 2004; Laponce, 1981). At the individual level, the division between left and right functions as an instrument...
"Securing Our Survival (SOS)": Non-State Actors and the Campaign for a Nuclear Weapons Convention through the Prism of Securitisation Theory
IntroductionThe history of the peace movement has been the subject of several outstanding books and the impact the "arms control transnational network" had upon international politics during the Cold War has been vastly researched and now constitutes...
The Institutionalization of Brazilian Political Thought in the Social Sciences: Wanderley Guilherme Dos Santos' Research Revisited (1963-1978)
IntroductionWanderley Guilherme dos Santos' research on Brazilian political thought began in 1963 when he was head of the philosophy department at the Higher Institute of Brazilian Studies (ISEB). It originated from a request by Álvaro Vieira Pinto,...
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