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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||Political parties in the Brazilian House of Representatives: 1989-1994|
|Abstract:||The Brazilian and international literature has stressed the weakness of the Brazilian party system, supposedly made up of parties with no ideological consistency who are incapable of controlling their own members. Based on voting head counts in the House of Representatives from 1989 to 1994, the study shows that the previous literature is not in keeping with the facts. Behavior of political parties in the votes studied follows clear ideological patterns. In addition, the parties display a degree of political cohesion that is sufficient to make the results of such votes predictable. Variations usually employed to explain party cohesion are absent in Brazil. We thus suggest that the legislature's own organizational variables explain the results observed.|
|Appears in Collections:||Unicamp - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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