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Data collection and systematization on the composition of standing committees House of Representatives and Senate (1988-2015)

Grant number: 15/23747-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2015
Effective date (End): August 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - State and Government
Principal Investigator:Fernando de Magalhães Papaterra Limongi
Grantee:Ligiane Alves de Oliveira Silva
Home Institution: Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/08536-1 - Political institutions, executive-legislative relationship and government performance, AP.TEM


With the systematization and compilation of data on the composition of each of the standing committees in both the House of Representatives, as the Senate is expected to describe and explain the role of the committees for the Brazilian political system, characterized greatly by logic the formation of coalitions. In summary, it is aimed to observe what, if any, strategies governing the distribution of seats in the legislative committees that while it provides proportionality in relation to the subtitles seat percentage in the Legislature, does not prejudice the bartered places in preferred commissions by each party. The organization of this new research front, as usual, serves not only to research purposes that guide this thematic project, but also the many other researchers who make use of the data made available by the group.