Ambition, Federalism, and Legislative Politics in Brazil

Ambition, Federalism, and Legislative Politics in Brazil

by David Samuels
     
 

This book explores how political institutions and politicians' career goals interact.See more details below

Overview

This book explores how political institutions and politicians' career goals interact.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521030625
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2006
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Ambition Theory and Political Careers in Brazil13
2In the Absence of Congressional Careerism: Short Stints, Flat Hierarchies, and Low Payoffs in the Chamber of Deputies35
3Progressive Ambition and Congressional "Hot Seats" in Brazil, 1945-199848
4Labyrinths of Power, Brazilian Style: Post-Chamber Political Careers58
5The "Gubernatorial Coattails Effect": Federalism and Congressional Elections in Brazil79
6On the Political (In)Efficacy of Pork-Barreling in the Chamber of Deputies111
7Progressive Ambition, Federalism, and Pork-Barreling in Brazil134
8Institutions of Their Own Design? Democratization and Fiscal Decentralization in Brazil, 1975-1995157
9The Cardoso Administration and Changes in Brazilian Federalism177
App. 1Coding of Political Positions by Level of Government213
App. 2List of Interviews215
References221
Author Index241
Subject Index244

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