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Parliamentary Roll-Call

Voting Reference File

Brazil

Basic Information:
Parliament website: http://www.camara.gov.br (congress), http://www.senado.gov.br (senate)
Size of parliament: 513 (congress), 81 (senate)
Form of government: presidential
Electoral system: proportional representation
Continuous democracy since: 1985
Last parliamentary election: 1 October 2006
Freedom House political freedom score in 2004: 2
Population: 184.1 million


Research:

Ames, Barry (2002) 'Party Discipline in the Chamber of Deputies', in Scott Morgenstern and Benito Nacif (eds) Legislative Politics in Latin America, New York: Cambridge University Press..
Amorim Neto, Octavio, Gary W. Cox, and Mathew D. McCubbins (2003) 'Agenda Power in Brazil's Camara dos Deputados, 1989-98', World Politics 55 (4): 550-578.
Desposato, Scott W. (2004) 'The Impact of Federalism on National Party Cohesion in Brazil', Legislative Studies Quarterly 29 (2): 259-285.
Figueiredo, Argelina and Fernando Limongi (2000) 'Presidential Power, Legislative Organization, and party behavior in Brazil", Comparative Politics 32 (2): 151-170.
Morgenstern, Scott (2004) Patterns of Legislative Politics: Roll Call Voting in the Latin America and United States, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Samuels, David (2003) Ambition, Federalism, and Legislative Politics in Brazil, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Data:

1989-1991

1991-1995

1995-1998

Citation should be to: Carey, John M. [year.] Carey data archive. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~jcarey/dataarchive.htm



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