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(Reference retrieved automatically from Web of Science through information on FAPESP grant and its corresponding number as mentioned in the publication by the authors.)


Ribeiro, Pedro Floriano [1] ; do Amaral, Oswaldo E. [2]
Total Authors: 2
[1] Univ Fed Sao Carlos, Polit Sci, Sao Carlos - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas, Dept Polit Sci, Campinas - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: Revista de ciencia política (Santiago); v. 39, n. 3, p. 489-515, 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

The literature on political parties has indicated a decline in the levels of party membership in established democracies. The few studies on Latin America show impressive membership figures, but they say nothing about profile and motivations of these individuals. Relying on original data from the first survey undertaken exclusively with party members in Brazil, this article describes the activists' profiles and explains the determinants of high-intensity participation. The findings show that activists are older, have a higher socioeconomic status, and present positive attitudes about participation. The multivariate analysis indicates that high-intensity participation is anchored in collective incentives, cognitive resources, and the perception of political efficacy. Brazil's political parties have an internal life and grassroots activities, which contradicts the traditional view of them. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 17/18227-2 - The basis for success: local party organization in Latin America
Grantee:Oswaldo Martins Estanislau Do Amaral
Support type: Scholarships abroad - Research
FAPESP's process: 17/21519-5 - Socioeconomic Development, Institutions and Parties: Explaining Party Membership in Latin America
Grantee:Pedro José Floriano Ribeiro
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/05132-0 - State, political parties and society in contemporary Brazil
Grantee:Pedro José Floriano Ribeiro
Support type: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 12/19330-8 - The organization and functioning of representative politics in the State of São Paulo between 1994 and 2014
Grantee:Rachel Meneguello
Support type: Research Projects - Thematic Grants