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The basis for success: local party organization in Latin America

Grant number: 17/18227-2
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research
Effective date (Start): November 15, 2017
Effective date (End): April 29, 2018
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - Political Behavior
Principal Investigator:Oswaldo Martins Estanislau Do Amaral
Grantee:Oswaldo Martins Estanislau Do Amaral
Host: Timothy Joseph Power
Home Institution: Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (IFCH). Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Campinas , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Oxford, England  
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


Political parties constitute the axis of representative democracy. Parties have, in democratic regimes, three essential functions: (a) organize electoral competition; (b) aggregate interests; (c) form governs and conduct legislative works. Because of that, it is important to understand their behavior in all its dimensions: organizational; electoral and legislative. The main aims of this research are: (a) map and classify the types of local organizations developed by five political parties in Latin America: Partido pela Democracia (PPD, Chile); União Democrática Independente (UDI, Chile); Partido da Revolução Democrática (PRD, México); Frente Sandinista de Libertação Nacional (FSLN, Nicarágua); e Aliança Republicana Nacionalista (Arena, El Salvador); (b) analyze the impact of historical, contextual, internal and institutional variables over the development of these organizations. In order to do that, we will adopt a comparative approach combining both qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
RIBEIRO, PEDRO FLORIANO; DO AMARAL, OSWALDO E. PARTY MEMBERS AND HIGH-INTENSITY PARTICIPATION: EVIDENCE FROM BRAZIL. Revista de ciencia política (Santiago), v. 39, n. 3, p. 489-515, 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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