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Going beyond distributivism: investigating the political-voter relation in Brazilian proportional elections

Grant number: 17/05910-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): July 01, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - Political Behavior
Cooperation agreement: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Glauco Peres da Silva
Grantee:Graziele Cristina Silotto
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:16/14525-6 - Political institutions, patterns of executive-legislative relations and government capacity, AP.TEM


This research project intends to advance on the understanding of neglected factors of the relation between politicians and voters in open list proportional representation systems. The proposal is to follow new analytical perspectives, which consider the local dimension of the campaigns and candidates' personal attributes to explore the Brazilian case, in order to understand the relations established between the actors of the electoral process - that possibly coexist with the distributivist perspective. The objective is to analyze the different relations established between candidates and voters in the elections to the Chamber of Deputies between the elections of 2002 and 2018 and, thus, understand which strategies are employed by parties and politicians in order to win votes. (AU)