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The Resource Ambition, federalism, and legislative politics in Brazil, David Samuels, (electronic resource)

Ambition, federalism, and legislative politics in Brazil, David Samuels, (electronic resource)

Label
Ambition, federalism, and legislative politics in Brazil
Title
Ambition, federalism, and legislative politics in Brazil
Statement of responsibility
David Samuels
Title variation
Ambition, Federalism, & Legislative Politics in Brazil
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Ambition theory suggests that scholars can understand a good deal about politics by exploring politicians' career goals. In the USA, an enormous literature explains congressional politics by assuming that politicians primarily desire to win re-election. In contrast, although Brazil's institutions appear to encourage incumbency, politicians do not seek to build a career within the legislature. Instead, political ambition focuses on the subnational level. Even while serving in the legislature, Brazilian legislators act strategically to further their future extra-legislative careers by serving as 'ambassadors' of subnational governments. Brazil's federal institutions also affect politicians' electoral prospects and career goals, heightening the importance of subnational interests in the lower chamber of the national legislature. Together, ambition and federalism help explain important dynamics of executive-legislative relations in Brazil. This book's rational-choice institutionalist perspective contributes to the literature on the importance of federalism and subnational politics to understanding national-level politics around the world.--
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Provided by publisher
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UkCbUP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Samuels, David
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Federal government
  • Legislators
  • Ambition
  • Legislative power
  • Politics, Practical
  • Rational choice theory
  • Brazil
Label
Ambition, federalism, and legislative politics in Brazil, David Samuels, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511510366
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Section I: 1. Ambition theory and political careers in Brazil -- 2. In the absence of congressional careerism: short stints, flat hierarchies, and low payoffs in the brazilian chamber of deputies -- 3. Progressive ambition and congressional 'hot seats' in Brazil, 1945-98 -- 4. Labyrinths of power, Brazilian-style: post-chamber political careers -- Part II. Section II: 6. On the political (in)efficacy of pork-barreling in the Brazilian congress -- 7. Progressive ambition, federalism, and pork-barreling in Brazil -- 8. Institutions of their own design? democratization and fiscal decentralization in Brazil, 1975-95 -- 9. The Cardoso administration and changes in Brazilian federalism
Control code
CR9780511510366
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511510366
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252498465
Label
Ambition, federalism, and legislative politics in Brazil, David Samuels, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511510366
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. Section I: 1. Ambition theory and political careers in Brazil -- 2. In the absence of congressional careerism: short stints, flat hierarchies, and low payoffs in the brazilian chamber of deputies -- 3. Progressive ambition and congressional 'hot seats' in Brazil, 1945-98 -- 4. Labyrinths of power, Brazilian-style: post-chamber political careers -- Part II. Section II: 6. On the political (in)efficacy of pork-barreling in the Brazilian congress -- 7. Progressive ambition, federalism, and pork-barreling in Brazil -- 8. Institutions of their own design? democratization and fiscal decentralization in Brazil, 1975-95 -- 9. The Cardoso administration and changes in Brazilian federalism
Control code
CR9780511510366
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 248 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780511510366
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252498465

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