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State constitutionalism in Brazil: constitutional amendment in the states

Grant number: 16/23909-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2016
Effective date (End): March 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - State and Government
Principal Investigator:Cláudio Gonçalves Couto
Grantee:Victória Ermantraut Gandolfi
Home Institution: Escola de Economia de São Paulo (EESP). Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:13/15658-1 - Subnational political institutions: a comparative study of Brazilian States, AP.TEM


This research project intends to contribute to the construction of a database on state's constitutional amendment process. For the achievement of that purpose, this research will collect data from selected states' constitutional amendments, identifying their content and main themes. To that extent, the analysis will be done by a Constitutional Analysis Methodology (Metodologia de Análise Constitucional - MAC) developed by Couto & Arantes (2006). (AU)