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Surviving the game: political party strategies and trajectories in Brazil

Grant number: 17/15173-9
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2017
Effective date (End): June 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - State and Government
Principal researcher:Pedro José Floriano Ribeiro
Grantee:Pedro Paulo Ferreira Bispo de Assis
Home 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 proposal aims to understand how Brazilian political parties survive in contemporary representative government. This project proposes to investigate comparatively the trajectories of PT, PSDB, PMDB and PFL/DEM between 1998 and 2018 at the national (executive and legislative) and state (executive) levels by using the process-tracing technique in path dependence. The main hypothesis is that Brazilian political parties remain competitive over time by employing specialized, continuous and aligned strategies in representative disputes - organizational, electoral and government arenas. To test this hypothesis, a party survival model, drawn from the Brazilian literature, will be applied; this model observes the trajectories of party survival in three dimensions of analysis: the organizational trajectory (domain and articulation of the organization), the electoral trajectory (positions and electoral results) and the government trajectory (positions such as government and opposition and positions of power occupied). (AU)

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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)
PEDRO FLORIANO RIBEIRO; LUÍS LOCATELLI; PEDRO PAULO DE ASSIS. “ Acompanho o Meu Partido ”: Organização Partidária e Comportamento Legislativo no Brasil. Dados, v. 65, n. 4, . (19/25865-0, 18/19925-8, 17/15173-9, 17/21519-5)

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