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The organization and functioning of representative politics in the State of São Paulo between 1994 and 2014

Grant number: 12/19330-8
Support Opportunities:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: May 01, 2013 - April 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - Political Behavior
Principal Investigator:Rachel Meneguello
Grantee:Rachel Meneguello
Host Institution: Centro de Estudos de Opinião Pública (CESOP). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
Maria Teresa Miceli Kerbauy
Associated researchers:Bruno Wilhelm Speck ; Maria Do Socorro Sousa Braga ; Oswaldo Martins Estanislau Do Amaral ; Pedro José Floriano Ribeiro ; Valeriano Mendes Ferreira Costa
Associated grant(s):14/08125-0 - Representative politics in comparative perspective, AV.EXT
Associated scholarship(s):17/18227-2 - The basis for success: local party organization in Latin America, BE.PQ
16/20068-7 - Organization and political representation: mapping of party institutional foundations, BP.IC
16/15307-2 - Electoral behavior and recruitment party strategies of evangelicals state deputies in São Paulo (2002-2014), BP.MS
+ associated scholarships 16/03019-2 - A coalition strategy in the municipalities of São Paulo: an analysis of the influence of the federal and regional arenas in the achievement of electoral agreements (2000-2012), BP.IC
16/01760-7 - Organizational party bases in the State: vote dimension, voting mapping and analysis in São Paulo municipalities between 1994 and 2014, BP.IC
15/17574-5 - PSC: organization and distribution of power, BP.DR
15/13377-0 - Study of political representation: representative capacity of party and electoral system in São Paulo, BP.IC
14/16301-2 - Party organization bases in the State of São Paulo: elites and resources, BP.IC
13/23391-5 - Organization and operation of representative politics in the State of São Paulo (1994 and 2014), BP.IC
13/23369-0 - Organization and operation of representative politics in the State of São Paulo (1994 and 2014), BP.IC - associated scholarships


The main aim of this project is to analyze the organization and functioning of representative politics in the state of São Paulo between 1994 and 2014. The project is focused on three dimensions: a) the organizational one, which aims to identify the structure of political parties, intra-party power distribution, sources of funding and political recruitment, as well as the characteristics of party elites and members; b) the competitive one, which aims to understand the pattern of competition within the state and also between intrastate regions, identifying the bases of political forces and their electoral strategies and organization, and c) the representative one, which seeks to analyze the voting patterns in the state during the period, as well as the kind of relationship developed between voters and the representative system in Sao Paulo. Analytically, the project aims to demonstrate the importance of organizational variables to explain the development of political parties in the state, and also the importance of contextual variables, both institutional and structural-socioeconomic, to understand voting behavior, recognizing the impact of different levels of social backgrounds on the political behavior of individuals and groups - without opposing the idea of rationality and the role of institutions. Regarding methodology, the project emphasizes empirical research and its objectives will be achieved through the analysis of individual level data obtained through surveys, organizational party data collected among party branches, and electoral, socioeconomic and demographic data organized by many state and federal agencies, such as IBGE, Fundação Seade, TRE and TSE. (AU)

Articles published in Pesquisa FAPESP Magazine about the research grant:
La vida en los partidos políticos 
Life in the political parties 
A difficult relationship 
Una relación difícil 
A difficult relationship 
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(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
RIBEIRO, PEDRO FLORIANO; DO AMARAL, OSWALDO E.. PARTY MEMBERS AND HIGH-INTENSITY PARTICIPATION: EVIDENCE FROM BRAZIL. Revista de ciencia política (Santiago), v. 39, n. 3, p. 489-515, . (17/18227-2, 17/21519-5, 12/05132-0, 12/19330-8)

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