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Political Representation (Brazil, 19th Century)

Grant number: 06/04314-6
Support Opportunities:Regular Research Grants
Duration: December 01, 2006 - November 30, 2008
Field of knowledge:Humanities - History - History of Brazil
Principal Investigator:Miriam Dolhnikoff
Grantee:Miriam Dolhnikoff
Host Institution: Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


This research aims to analyze the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies on the nineteen century through the political science theory of representation. Regarding the representative regime models in Europe and United States on that period, the main hypothesis is that the Brazilian regime was similar than those ones. The relevance of this hypothesis is to consider the chamber as an autonomous forum of decisions in which several elites sectors could bargain their interests and participate on the national policy making. The research procedure will focus on legislative debates around the most important issues of nineteen century: electoral legislation, foreign policy, slavery abolition and monetary unification. (AU)

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