Brazilian Political Science Review

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 2, 2018

Affirmative Action Attitudes of Whites: Evidence from a List Experiment Survey in Brazil *
The implementation of affirmative action policies in Brazil to promote the inclusion of social groups excluded specifically based on race are a recent development. These policies vary from the creation of quotas that promote access of blacks to higher...
Can Hashtags Change Democracies?
Can Hashtags Change Democracies? (Sunstein, Cass. #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2017)Cass Sunstein has had a long and distinguished academic career in the field of behavioral economics,...
Diplomacy as an Independent Variable *
Diplomacy as an Independent Variable· (Ricupero, Rubens. A Diplomacia na Construçao do Brasil: 1750-2016. Rio de Janeiro: Versal Editores, 2017)A few years ago, I was commissioned by a Dutch publisher to compose a short biography of Rubens Ricupero for...
Freedom through Form: Bolívar Lamounier and the Liberal Interpretation of Brazilian Political Thought *
Since ancient times, thinkers have taken social life as their object of analysis and reflection for understanding the nature of power or, normatively, the best form of government. Depending on the disciplinary field, methodology and national tradition,...
International Assistance and Security Sector Reform in Latin America: A Profile of Donors, Recipients and Programs *
Latin American violence has captured the attention of several international organizations since the mid-1980s. Most countries in the region register between 10 and 80 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants (UNODC, 2013). The World Health Organization (WHO,...
Preparing the Terrain: Conditioning Factors for the Regionalization of the Vote for Federal Deputy in São Paulo *
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Traditional interpretations of the Brazilian electoral system are based on its incentives for disaggregation and the historical explanations for how political parties were formed. On the one hand, Brazilian parties...
Representation, Epistemic Democracy, and Political Parties in John Stuart Mill and José De Alencar *
In her essay about Walter Benjamin, Hannah Arendt (1968) suggests that the work of the intellectual historian is akin to that of the "pearl diver who descends to the bottom of the sea" (ARENDT, 1968, p. 205). One of the tasks of the historian of political...
Strategic Coalitions and Agenda-Setting in Fragmented Congresses: How the PRI Sets the Legislative Agenda in Mexico *
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Agenda-setting in legislative assemblies is important for two reasons. First, the legislative process tends toward gridlock without institutions to limit and sequence the agenda (COX, 2006). Second, how the agenda...
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