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Government and voters in Brazil

Grant number: 13/24210-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2014
Effective date (End): October 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - Political Behavior
Principal Investigator:Fernando de Magalhães Papaterra Limongi
Grantee:Maurício Yoshida Izumi
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/08536-1 - Political institutions, executive-legislative relationship and government performance, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):15/01413-2 - Political sophistication and vote in Brazil, BE.EP.DR


According to the spatial theory of voting, a voter should vote for the candidate who is in a position closer to his. However, assess empirically this proposition is not a trivial task. First of all, to test a spatial model, we need to know the position of voters and candidates. And most importantly, they must be in the same scale. Thus, the main objective of this work is to provide a common measure for the voters and to the rulers in order to test hypotheses about the spatial theory of voting in Brazil. Therefore, I will use a nonparametric technique of ideal point estimation, roll call votes and a innovative survey.

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IZUMI, Maurício Yoshida. Old questions, new methods: positions, agenda, ideology and money in Brazilian politics. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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