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

By David Samuels

Ambition conception means that students can comprehend tons approximately politics by way of exploring politicians' profession targets. within the united states, a tremendous literature explains congressional politics through assuming that politicians basically wish to win re-election. against this, even supposing 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 additional their destiny extra-legislative careers by way of serving as 'ambassadors' of subnational governments. Brazil's federal associations additionally have an effect on politicians' electoral clients 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 kinfolk in Brazil. This book's rational-choice institutionalist viewpoint 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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