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Investment capacity and the electoral marketplace: evidence from Brazil
The importance of money in elections is a hallmark of contemporary democracies. In this paper, we study how investment capacity, defined as the resources remaining after the municipality perform the mandatory expenditures, ...
Institutional determinants of democratic survival
How institutions influence the survival of democracies? In this paper, I consider a model of democracy that incorporates institutional features in the classical income redistribution models. The article starts with a ...
Partidos coadjuvantes, porém grandes demais para serem ignorados
Em contextos de fragmentação partidária, como o brasileiro, siglas como o PMDB abdicam do protagonismo e apoiam o governo no Legislativo para terem benefícios sem correr grandes riscos. Esse é o tema da pesquisa “Partidos ...
Majoritarian vs. Median Legislator: party trajectories in multiparty presidential systems
In multiparty presidential settings, political parties have two pathways to follow: a protagonist role, by offering competitive candidates for the chief executive, or playing the supporting median legislator game, by trying ...
Anos de instabilidade
Crise política e econômica e fim do ciclo das commodities são obstáculos ao crescimento das multinacionais brasileiras
Too difficult to manage, too big to ignore: party choice in multiparty presidential systems
In consensual (proportional) highly fragmented multiparty settings, political parties have two historical choices to make or pathways to follow: i) playing a majoritarian role by offering credible candidates to the head ...