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Elites, professionalization and party patronage in Brazil

Grant number: 13/22394-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2013
Effective date (End): October 31, 2014
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science
Principal Investigator:Pedro José Floriano Ribeiro
Grantee:Brina Deponte Leveguen
Host Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/05132-0 - State, political parties and society in contemporary Brazil, AP.JP


The Brazilian government currently provides subtitles ample for the support and education of its members and supporters, and to obtain other important organizational resources, through mechanisms of party patronage. Only the federal government has about 21,000 positions free appointment, spread throughout the country (Piazza et al., 2012). The occupation party regular machine specific public spaces enables parties to forming political feuds in the administration, contributing decisively to strengthening their organizational and electoral. The work of this scholarship will assist in the systematic and comprehensive analysis of this phenomenon in Brazil. The clipping involves the six largest parties in the country (PSB, PT, PSDB, PMDB, PP and PFL / DEM), and the most prominent positions of the Federal Government (the positions and direction Advice Superior - DAS). The main challenge is to measure the presence of political parties affiliated to the most important posts in the Brazilian public administration.

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