Download PDF by David Samuels: Ambition, Federalism, and Legislative Politics in Brazil

By David Samuels

ISBN-10: 0521030625

ISBN-13: 9780521030625

ISBN-10: 0521816718

ISBN-13: 9780521816717

Ambition thought means that students can comprehend an awful lot approximately politics by way of exploring politicians' occupation ambitions. within the united states, a tremendous literature explains congressional politics via assuming that politicians basically wish to win re-election. against this, even though Brazil's associations seem to inspire incumbency, politicians don't search to construct a profession in the legislature. as an alternative, political ambition makes a speciality of the subnational point. Even whereas serving within the legislature, Brazilian legislators act strategically to extra their destiny extra-legislative careers by means of serving as 'ambassadors' of subnational governments. Brazil's federal associations additionally have an effect on politicians' electoral customers and profession pursuits, heightening the significance of subnational pursuits within the decrease chamber of the nationwide legislature. jointly, ambition and federalism support clarify vital dynamics of executive-legislative family in Brazil. This book's rational-choice institutionalist standpoint contributes to the literature at the value of federalism and subnational politics to figuring out national-level politics round the world.

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