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Elections, political participation and vote during the Brazilian First Republic (1894-1930)

Grant number: 13/25053-0
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2014
Effective date (End): July 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science
Principal Investigator:Paolo Ricci
Grantee:Paolo Ricci
Host: Timothy J. Power
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Oxford, England  

Abstract

The main objective of this research project is to reflect on the federal election practices of the 1891/1930 Republican regime. The ambition is both descriptive and explanatory. Building on the study of contested elections cases in the Chamber of Deputies by defeated candidates, we intend to map voting practices and the most common ways of rigging elections, in addition to finding possible explanations for electoral corruption. The project is embedded in a broader line of inquiry that is centered on the study of the existing political institutions in Brazil's First Republic, which has been extensively studied in the historical and legal literature yet altogether neglected by political scientists. (AU)