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PSC: organization and distribution of power

Grant number: 15/17574-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2016
Effective date (End): March 01, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science
Principal Investigator:Maria Do Socorro Sousa Braga
Grantee:Priscilla Leine Cassotta
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/19330-8 - The organization and functioning of representative politics in the State of São Paulo between 1994 and 2014, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):16/22332-3 - Social Christian party: organization and distribution of power, BE.EP.DR


The objective of this project is to analyze the organizational transformation of PSC, especially to internal changes promoted by the elites of the party and its possible consequences and conflicts, since this party focuses Catholic and evangelical, often with conflicting interests. Our hypothesis is that with the growth of the evangelical segment, the PSC gradually approached the Pentecostal and neo-Pentecostal churches. In this direction, the links and resources from this Christian segment have become more important to organizational survival of the party. (AU)