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Political institutions, executive-legislative relationship and government performance

Grant number: 11/08536-1
Support Opportunities:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: September 01, 2011 - August 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - State and Government
Principal Investigator:Fernando de Magalhães Papaterra Limongi
Grantee:Fernando de Magalhães Papaterra Limongi
Host Institution: Centro Brasileiro de Análise e Planejamento (CEBRAP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Pesquisadores principais:
Argelina Maria Cheibub Figueiredo
Associated researchers: Cesar Zucco Junior ; Eduardo Lacreta Leoni ; Fernando Henrique Eduardo Guarnieri ; Glauco Peres da Silva ; Leany Barreiro de Sousa Lemos ; Lorena Guadalupe Barberia ; Paolo Ricci ; Rafael de Paula Santos Cortez
Associated grant(s):15/13778-5 - The impact of the economy on the vote: an analysis of Brazil, AV.EXT
13/50760-1 - Recovering Brazil's democratic history: a USP-MIT data collection initiative, AP.R
Associated scholarship(s):16/13199-8 - Preferences and Public Policy Congruence, BP.DR
16/10421-1 - The strength of the committees in Brazil: recruitment and distribution preferences, BP.DR
16/04712-3 - Parties and memberships in committees of the Chamber of Deputies, BP.IC
+ associated scholarships 16/04347-3 - Parties, preferences and strategies in legislative: electoral reforms in the Third Republic (1945-1964), BP.MS
16/00063-0 - Federal elections 1933-1937 systematization of data and republican elections database consolidation, BP.IC
15/25863-7 - Basis organization with the cities hierarchy network, BP.IC
15/25584-0 - Data systematization on the 1932 Electoral Code, BP.IC
15/25819-8 - Information as an electoral influence factor, BP.IC
15/25833-0 - Worker's Party programmatic change, BP.IC
15/23250-8 - Updating the Union Budget database, BP.IC
15/23747-0 - Data collection and systematization on the composition of standing committees House of Representatives and Senate (1988-2015), BP.IC
15/22268-0 - A database organization on the federal executive government, BP.IC
15/23275-0 - Data collection on changes carried out by members of Parliament concerning projects in the legislative process, BP.IC
15/08757-9 - This scientific initiation research project is linked to the thematic project 'Political institutions, executive-legislative interaction patterns and governmental capacity' and aims to collect and systematize data on election results and income', BP.IC
14/24759-9 - Parties and ministerial policy: the individual amendments in the Brazilian coalition presidentialism, BP.MS
14/23987-8 - The coordination role of political parties: articulating preferences in the Brazilian legislative, BP.MS
15/02289-3 - A database organization on the federal executive government, BP.IC
14/25910-2 - Data collection and systematization on bureaucracy control processes and public policies in three countries: Brazil, USA and England in comparative perspective, BP.IC
13/25463-3 - Democracy, political representation and the electoral activities costs, BP.PD
13/24210-4 - Government and voters in Brazil, BP.DR
13/21716-4 - Coalitions in presidential systems, BP.PD
13/21590-0 - Building majorities and articulating preferences: the role of political parties coordination, BP.IC
13/02954-1 - Social inequality and income redistribution in Latin America, BP.PD
13/04541-6 - Ministries, parties and individual amendments in the Brazilian coalition presidentialism, BP.IC
12/21819-5 - The Brazilian budget process: an analysis of state delegation amendments, BP.IC
12/21381-0 - The connections of the vote: the influence of the socioeconomic relations at the local level over the choice of the elector, BP.IC
12/12976-0 - Monetary authority and financial system in the National Constituent Assembly (1987-88), BP.IC
11/20037-0 - The interaction between Executive and Legislative in the Old Republic: a study about the introduction of partial veto, BP.IC - associated scholarships


This project is a sequence of three previous versions and mantain its analytical and methodological objectives. It aims to show the importance of two institutional variables - the legislative powers of the Executive and the structure of legislative organization - in determining the pattern of relationship between the Executive and the Legislature and governmental performance. In accordance with the conventional wisdom in comparative studies it assumes the explanatory power of institutional variables, but it questions the dominant use in this literature of variables related to the form of government and the electoral and party systems. The innovative proposition of the project allowed it to make original contributions to the national and international academic debate. The constitution of the research team in this project innovates when we consider its previous versions. The project is still coordinated by two senior researchers. However, in this version, the senior collaborators will have a more engaged involvement, being directly responsible for specific sub-projects. In a sense, this strategy comes from the success of the project itself, since some researchers formed in its interior kept their ties with the group even after they obtained their doctorates. This version follows the format of the previous ones, being compose by two kinds of projects, one broader in scope, connected to the macro perspective adopted and its concrete application in the study of Brazilian democracy - what we shall call "central spine" of the project - and specific projects, aim at select themes whose execution will be conducted within the approved project. We included in this group both the projects connected to the main research and its developments. The research linked to the "central spine" has remained the same in every version of the project so far. It is the research initiated by the group even before the first version of the project was approved. The research deals with the Brazilian political system, with focus on the Executive and Legislative relations. The main independent variables are those connected with the decision-making process, more specifically, the institutional variables that define which actors control the legislative agenda. In this project, we intend to continue to explore this analytical stand point, in which concerns the Brazilian democracy and the comparative studies. (AU)

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