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Moralizing the vote in Brazil

Grant number: 16/50497-7
Support type:Regular Research Grants
Duration: August 01, 2017 - July 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - State and Government
Cooperation agreement: University of Virginia
Mobility Program: SPRINT - Projetos de pesquisa - Mobilidade
Principal Investigator:Fernando de Magalhães Papaterra Limongi
Grantee:Fernando de Magalhães Papaterra Limongi
Principal investigator abroad: Daniel W. Gingerich
Institution abroad: University of Virginia (UVa), United States
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 project will explore attempts to moralize electoral processes in Brazil from a long-term historical perspective. We will carefully identify the main perceived failings of Brazilian Representative Government during its key historical phases: the First Republic, the Third Republic, and the Fourth Republic). Our objective is to discuss and provide explanations for the rain electoral reforms that took place during this long period. We will discuss the projects put forth by different political groups in order to remedy these perceived failings. (AU)