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Samuels, David 1967-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 90 publications in 4 languages and 2,955 library holdings
Genres: Cross-cultural studies  History  Case studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: JL2420.S8, 324.21
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Most widely held works by David Samuels
Ambition, federalism, and legislative politics in Brazil by David Samuels( )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambition theory suggests that scholars can understand a good deal about politics by exploring politicians' career goals. In the USA, an enormous literature explains congressional politics by assuming that politicians primarily desire to win re-election. In contrast, although Brazil's institutions appear to encourage incumbency, politicians do not seek to build a career within the legislature. Instead, political ambition focuses on the subnational level. Even while serving in the legislature, Brazilian legislators act strategically to further their future extra-legislative careers by serving as 'ambassadors' of subnational governments. Brazil's federal institutions also affect politicians' electoral prospects and career goals, heightening the importance of subnational interests in the lower chamber of the national legislature. Together, ambition and federalism help explain important dynamics of executive-legislative relations in Brazil. This book's rational-choice institutionalist perspective contributes to the literature on the importance of federalism and subnational politics to understanding national-level politics around the world
Presidents, parties, and prime ministers : how the separation of powers affects party organization and behavior by David Samuels( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides a framework for analyzing the impact of the separation of powers on party politics. Conventional political science wisdom assumes that democracy is impossible without political parties, because parties fulfil all the key functions of democratic governance. They nominate candidates, coordinate campaigns, aggregate interests, formulate and implement policy, and manage government power. When scholars first asserted the essential connection between parties and democracy, most of the world's democracies were parliamentary. Yet
Inequality and democratization : an elite-competition approach by Ben W Ansell( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Research on the economic origins of democracy and dictatorship has shifted away from the impact of growth and turned toward the question of how different patterns of growth - equal or unequal - shape regime change. This book offers a new theory of the historical relationship between economic modernization and the emergence of democracy on a global scale, focusing on the effects of land and income inequality. Contrary to most mainstream arguments, Ben W. Ansell and David J. Samuels suggest that democracy is more likely to emerge when rising, yet politically disenfranchised, groups demand more influence because they have more to lose, rather than when threats of redistribution to elite interests are low"--
Decentralization and democracy in Latin America( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is divided into three sections. Part one presents an overview of the topic by the editors; part two considers the political origins of decentralization; and part three examines decentralization and economic reforms. Decentralization and Democracy in Latin America explores the causes of decentralization in six significant case studies: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, and Venezuela. Shorter analyses of Uruguay and Peru are also included. The essays in this volume find substantial common ground across regime types, historical periods, and countries, and yield several substantive conclusions
Partisans, antipartisans, and nonpartisans : voting behavior in Brazil by David Samuels( Book )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conventional wisdom suggests that partisanship has little impact on voter behavior in Brazil; what matters most is pork-barreling, incumbent performance, and candidates' charisma. This book shows that soon after redemocratization in the 1980s, over half of Brazilian voters expressed either a strong affinity or antipathy for or against a particular political party. In particular, that the contours of positive and negative partisanship in Brazil have mainly been shaped by how people feel about one party - the Workers' Party (PT). Voter behavior in Brazil has largely been structured around sentiment for or against this one party, and not any of Brazil's many others. We show how the PT managed to successfully cultivate widespread partisanship in a difficult environment, and also explain the emergence of anti-PT attitudes. We then reveal how positive and negative partisanship shape voters' attitudes about politics and policy, and how they shape their choices in the ballot booth. The idea for this book has deep roots for both of us. Samuels' first exposure to Brazil came in 1992, when he lived in Brasilia, living as a guest of and working as a sort of intern for PT federal deputy Jaques Wagner, who later went on to serve as Minister of Labor and Chief of Sta under Lula, two terms as governor of Bahia, and Chief of Sta and Minister of Defense under Dilma"--
Case studies in comparative politics by David Samuels( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Debuting in its first edition and written by a new generation of area studies experts, Case Studies in Comparative Politics follows a questions-based approach that helps readers understand different countries' political histories, institutions, identities, and interests and why each country is politically interesting and relevant. When used on its own or with the accompanying thematic survey, Case Studies in Comparative Politics asks--and answers--the same important questions that political scientists research and that are relevant to anyone interested in politics
Comparative politics by David Samuels( Book )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federalism, constraints on the central government, and economic reform in democratic Brazil by Scott Mainwaring( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democratization by David Samuels( )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Careerism and its consequences : federalism, elections, and policy-making in Brazil by David Samuels( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue Debating set theoretic comparative methods( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Special issue: China and comparative politicsn[1]( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambassadors of the state : federalism, ambition, and congressional politics in Brazil by David Samuels( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As bases do petismo by David Samuels( )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in Portuguese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stracona nadzieja by David Samuels( )

1 edition published in 2014 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Case studies in politics by David Samuels( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As Bases do Petismo by David Samuels( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As Bases do Petismo
Raising the standards in Arizona by Kendra T Balazs( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Ambition, federalism, and legislative politics in Brazil Ambassadors of the state : federalism, ambition, and congressional politics in Brazil
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Presidents, parties, and prime ministers : how the separation of powers affects party organization and behaviorDecentralization and democracy in Latin AmericaAmbassadors of the state : federalism, ambition, and congressional politics in Brazil
Alternative Names
David Samuels écrivain américain

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Samuels, David (David J.), 1967-

Samuels, David J.

Samuels, David J. 1967-

Samuels, David Julian 1967-

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