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The Resource The deadlock of democracy in Brazil, Barry Ames

The deadlock of democracy in Brazil, Barry Ames

Label
The deadlock of democracy in Brazil
Title
The deadlock of democracy in Brazil
Statement of responsibility
Barry Ames
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Many countries have experimented with different electoral rules in order either to increase involvement in the political system or make it easier to form stable governments. Barry Ames explores this important topic in one of the world's most populous and important democracies, Brazil. This book locates one of the sources of Brazil's "crisis of governance" in the nation's unique electoral system, a system that produces a multiplicity of weak parties and individualistic, pork-oriented politicians with little accountability to citizens. It explains the government's difficulties in adopting innovative policies by examining electoral rules, cabinet formation, executive-legislative conflict, party discipline and legislative negotiation. The book combines extensive use of new sources of data, ranging from historical and demographic analysis in focused comparisons of individual states to unique sources of data for the exploration of legislative politics. The discussion of party discipline in the Chamber of Deputies is the first multivariate model of party cooperation or defection in Latin America that includes measures of such important phenomena as constituency effects, pork-barrel receipts, ideology, electoral insecurity, and intention to seek reelection. With a unique data set and a sophisticated application of rational choice theory, Barry Ames demonstrates the effect of different electoral rules for election to Brazil's legislature. The readership of this book includes anyone wanting to understand the crisis of democratic politics in Brazil. The book will be especially useful to scholars and students in the areas of comparative politics, Latin American politics, electoral analysis, and legislative studies. Barry Ames is the Andrew Mellon Professor of Comparative Politics and Chair, Department of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ames, Barry
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Interests, identities, and institutions in comparative politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brazil
  • Brésil
  • Brazil
  • Brésil
  • Brazil
  • Elections
  • Brazil
  • Élections
  • Brésil
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Elections
  • Politics and government
  • Brazil
  • Democratisering
  • Binnenlandse politiek
  • Verkiezingen
  • Brasilien
  • CONGRESSO NACIONAL
  • ELEIÇÕES (PROCESSO POLÍTICO)
  • Élections
  • Brésil
  • Wahl
Label
The deadlock of democracy in Brazil, Barry Ames
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-319) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • History Matters: The Interaction of Social Structure and Political Events
  • pt. 2.
  • The Legislative Arena.
  • 5.
  • Wheeling, Dealing, and Appealing: What Motivates Deputies?
  • 6.
  • Presidential Coalition-Building Strategies.
  • 7.
  • Party Discipline in the Chamber of Deputies.
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • Procedures, Parties, and Negotiations in a Fragmented Legislature.
  • App. A.
  • The Maps and Moran's I
  • App. B.
  • Data Sources and Problems
  • App. C.
  • The Constituent Assembly Voting Database
  • App. D.
  • Cooperation and Defection among Deputies, 1991-98
  • The Electoral System: Rules, Politicians, and Parties.
  • 1.
  • Elections and the Politics of Geography.
  • 2.
  • Campaign Strategy under Open-List Proportional Representation.
  • 3.
  • The Evolution of Electoral Support, 1978-94.
Control code
ocn656455481
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 331 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472021437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780472089048
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djb9pm
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)656455481
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The deadlock of democracy in Brazil, Barry Ames
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-319) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 4.
  • History Matters: The Interaction of Social Structure and Political Events
  • pt. 2.
  • The Legislative Arena.
  • 5.
  • Wheeling, Dealing, and Appealing: What Motivates Deputies?
  • 6.
  • Presidential Coalition-Building Strategies.
  • 7.
  • Party Discipline in the Chamber of Deputies.
  • pt. 1.
  • 8.
  • Procedures, Parties, and Negotiations in a Fragmented Legislature.
  • App. A.
  • The Maps and Moran's I
  • App. B.
  • Data Sources and Problems
  • App. C.
  • The Constituent Assembly Voting Database
  • App. D.
  • Cooperation and Defection among Deputies, 1991-98
  • The Electoral System: Rules, Politicians, and Parties.
  • 1.
  • Elections and the Politics of Geography.
  • 2.
  • Campaign Strategy under Open-List Proportional Representation.
  • 3.
  • The Evolution of Electoral Support, 1978-94.
Control code
ocn656455481
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiv, 331 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780472021437
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780472089048
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1djb9pm
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)656455481
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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