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Electoral coordination in Brazil: investigating the multilevel game of Brazilian state political systems

Grant number: 17/07503-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2017
Effective date (End): February 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - Political Behavior
Principal Investigator:George Avelino Filho
Grantee:Lara Mesquita Ramos
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

Abstract

The aim of this research is to analyze the relationship between the different federative levels in the electoral coordination in Brazil. A better understanding of how the electoral connections between national and subnational levels takes place allows us to improve the understanding of how the Brazilian political system is organized and how the party leaders decisions are actually taken in a multilevel game. In refering to a single Brazilian party system or electoral system, the specialized literature often neglects a fundamental factor, already pointed out by Olavo Brasil de Lima Jr. (1983), which is the fact that in Brazil there are multiple party systems and electoral systems in action.