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Electoral typologies: an analysis of spatio-temporal patterns in proportional elections in Brazil

Grant number: 18/08118-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctoral
Effective date (Start): June 01, 2018
Effective date (End): February 29, 2020
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - State and Government
Principal Investigator:George Avelino Filho
Grantee:Maurício Yoshida Izumi
Host Institution: Escola de Administração de Empresas (EAESP). 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 has three main objectives. The first objective of the research is to identify typologies of electoral patterns from the analysis of the spatial-temporal distribution of variables in proportional elections in the different electoral districts from the municipal scale. The second objective of the research is to analyze how the different electoral typologies identified relate to political variables such as presence in the municipalities of party structures (directories and commissions), electoral spending in different sectors (education, health, etc.) and with the performance of specific parties in local elections. The third objective of the research is the analysis of local elections (mayors / councilors) from information associated with polling places for municipalities in metropolitan regions.

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(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)
IZUMI, MAURICIO Y.; MEDEIROS, DANILO B.. Government and Opposition in Legislative Speechmaking: Using Text-As-Data to Estimate Brazilian Political Parties' Policy Positions. LATIN AMERICAN POLITICS AND SOCIETY, v. 63, n. 1, p. 145-164, . (19/24091-1, 18/08118-4)

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