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Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics

Edited By Barry Ames Copyright 2019
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    With contributions from leading international scholars, this Handbook offers the most rigorous and up-to-date analyses of virtually every aspect of Brazilian politics, including inequality, environmental politics, foreign policy, economic policy making, social policy, and human rights. The Handbook is divided into three major sections: Part 1 focuses on mass behavior, while Part 2 moves to representation, and Part 3 treats political economy and policy. The Handbook proffers five chapters on mass politics, focusing on corruption, participation, gender, race, and religion; three chapters on civil society, assessing social movements, grass-roots participation, and lobbying; seven chapters focusing on money and campaigns, federalism, retrospective voting, partisanship, ideology, the political right, and negative partisanship; five chapters on coalitional presidentialism, participatory institutions, judicial politics, and the political character of the bureaucracy, and eight chapters on inequality, the environment, foreign policy, economic and industrial policy, social programs, and human rights.

    This Handbook is an essential resource for students, researchers, and all those looking to understand contemporary Brazilian politics.

    Introduction [Barry Ames]  Part 1: The Input Side   Political Culture, Behavior and Participation  1. Continuity and Change in Public Attitudes Toward Corruption  [Kelly Senters, Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, and Matthew S. Winters]  2. Political Participation: Conventional and Contestatory [Julian Borba and Ednaldo Ribeiro]  3. The Representation of Women [Pedro A.G. dos Santos and Kristin N. Wylie]  4. The Increasing Saliency of Race [Gladys Mitchell-Walthour]  5. Religion, Politics, And the Secular State [Amy Erica Smith]  Civil Society  6. Social Movements and The State: Conventional And Contentious Politics In Brazil [Rebecca Neaera Abers and Marisa von Bülow]  7. Democratic Innovations in Municipalities [Brian Wampler and Wagner Romão]  8. Interest Articulation and Lobbying [Manoel Leonardo Santos]  Part 2: Representation: Parties and Elections  9. Money, Elections, And Candidates [George Avelino and Arthur Fisch]  10. Federalism, Party Politics, And Coalition Dynamics [André Borges]  11. Retrospective Voting and Democratic Accountability [Daniela Campello]  12. Presidential Voting: Partisanship, Economy, Ideology [Yan S. Carreirão and Lucio R. Rennó]  13. Measuring Ideology Among Voters [Matthew C. Kearney and Fabiana Machado]  14. The Political Right and Party Politics [Timothy J. Power and Rodrigo Rodrigues-Silveira] 15. Partisans, Anti-Partisans, And Voter Behavior [David Samuels and Cesar Zucco Jr.]  Political Institutions  16. Cabinets and Coalitional Presidentialism In Brazil [Octavio Amorim Neto]  17. Coalition Management in Multiparty Presidential Regimes [Carlos Pereira and Frederico Bertholini]  18. Participatory Institutions in Brazil: The Production Of Institutional Success And Efficiency [Leonardo Avritzer]  19. Law, Courts, And Judicial Politics [Luciano Da Ros and Matthew C. Ingram]  20. Political Appointments, Political Parties, And Bureaucracy in Brazil [Sérgio Praça and Felix Lopez]  Part 3: Political Economy and Policy  21. The Political Economy of Inequality in Brazil [Frances Hagopian]  22. Environmental Politics and Policy in Brazil [Kathryn Hochstetler]  23. The Evolution of Brazilizan Foreign Policy Studies: Four Perspectives [Guilherme Casarões]  24. The Difficult Balance Between Macro and Micro: Inflation, Exchange Rates, And Industrial Development in Brazil [Peter Kingstone and Luiz Felipe Kling]  25. Left Government, Business Politics, And the Revival of Industrial Policy In Brazil  [Mansueto Almeida, Renato Lima-de-Oliveira, and Ben Ross Schneider] 26. Bolsa Família: Historical, Popular, And Electoral Perspectives [Matthew L. Layton]  27. Transformations in Social Policy: Progress Toward Social Inclusion and Human Development [Natasha Borges Sugiyama]  28. The Politics of Human Rights in Brazil [Juliana T. de S. Martins and Anthony W. Pereira]


    Barry Ames is the Andrew Mellon Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Pittsburgh. He is the author of two major monographs, Political Survival: Politicians and Public Policy in Latin America and The Deadlock of Democracy in Brazil. He was principal investigator for the Two-Cities Panel Study of voting behavior. He is a co-author of Social Communication, Elections, and Voting Behavior in Latin America (forthcoming), as well as many articles in political science journals. His early work focused on political and electoral institutions in Latin America, especially in Brazil, and on social context and political behavior. His current work analyzes the process of implementation in Brazilian state-level bureaucracies.

    'The Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics is an excellent resource for scholars, students, and policy makers interested in Brazil. It showcases many of the leading scholars who have worked on Brazil in recent decades, and it demonstrates the high quality and innovative character of much of the work on Latin America’s largest country. It brings together Brazilians and others, and senior and younger scholars, in an attractive way.'Scott Mainwaring, Harvard University

    'Singularly comprehensive, well-conceived, and up-to-date, this Handbook addresses crucial theoretical debates while covering a broad array of topics vital to understanding contemporary Brazilian politics. Skillful crafting by editor Barry Ames has rendered the volume remarkably cohesive given the vast empirical scope it encompasses. With contributions from leading scholars of Brazil, the Routledge Handbook of Brazilian Politics is an impressive collection.'Wendy Hunter, Professor of Government, The University of Texas at Austin