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Ambition, federalism, and legislative politics in Brazil

Author: David Samuels
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores how political institutions and politicians' career goals interact.

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Samuels
ISBN: 0521816718 9780521816717 0521030625 9780521030625
OCLC Number: 49305824
Description: xvi, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I. Section I: 1. Ambition theory and political careers in Brazil --
2. In the absence of congressional careerism: short stints, flat hierarchies, and low payoffs in the brazilian chamber of deputies --
3. Progressive ambition and congressional 'hot seats' in Brazil, 1945-98 --
4. Labyrinths of power, Brazilian-style: post-chamber political careers --
Part II. Section II: 6. On the political (in)efficacy of pork-barreling in the Brazilian congress --
7. Progressive ambition, federalism, and pork-barreling in Brazil --
8. Institutions of their own design? democratization and fiscal decentralization in Brazil, 1975-95 --
9. The Cardoso administration and changes in Brazilian federalism.
Responsibility: David Samuels.
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