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Author Samuels, David, 1967-
Title Ambition, federalism, and legislative politics in Brazil / David Samuels.
Imprint Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003.

Author Samuels, David, 1967-
Subject Federal government -- Brazil -- History -- 20th century.
Legislators -- Brazil -- Attitudes.
Ambition.
Legislative power -- Brazil.
Politics, Practical -- Brazil.
Rational choice theory.
Brazil -- Politics and government -- 20th century.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 248 pages)
polychrome. rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary In the US House of Representatives, members seek to win repeated reelection whereas politicians in Brazil see the national legislature as a stepping-stone to 'higher' office, in state and local government. This book contributes to the literature on the importance of federalism and subnational politics to understanding national-level politics worldwide.
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.
Note English.
ISBN 0511061048 (electronic bk.)
9780511061042 (electronic bk.)
0511054718
9780511054716
9780521816717 (hbk.)
0521816718 (hbk.)
9780511510366 (electronic bk.)
0511510365 (electronic bk.)
9780511069505 (electronic bk.)
0511069502 (electronic bk.)
9786610420100
6610420106
1107134552
9781107134553
1280420103
9781280420108
1139148400
9781139148405
0511180764
9780511180767
0511331053
9780511331053
9780521030625 (paperback)
0521030625
0521816718 (Cloth)
ISBN/ISSN MYILIB_CUp
OCLC # 252498465
Additional Format Print version: Samuels, David, 1967- Ambition, federalism, and legislative politics in Brazil. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003 (DLC) 2002024684


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