O Brasil Na Perspectiva Do Projeto Variedades Da Democracia (Perspective on Brazil By the Varieties of Democracy Project)

43 Pages Posted: 18 Nov 2015 Last revised: 24 May 2016

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Fernando Bizzarro

Harvard University, Department of Government

Michael Coppedge

University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute; University of Notre Dame, Department of Political Science

Date Written: November 1, 2015

Abstract

Portuguese Abstract: Nesse artigo nós apresentamos resultados coletados pelo Projeto Variedades da Democracia para o Brasil. Nós descrevemos a evolução histórica da democracia brasileira entre 1900 e 2012 enfocando seus cinco principais componentes (eleitoral, liberal, participativo, deliberativo, e igualitário) e duas dimensões adjacentes ao regime (corrupção e partidos políticos). Por fim, nós comparamos os dados para o Brasil com resultados obtidos para outros países da América do Sul. A análise dos dados aponta: a. a existência de uma trajetória “em espiral” dos regimes políticos no Brasil, na qual novas experiências democráticas tendem a superar experiências anteriores em todos os quesitos; b. os avanços e limites da experiência democrática contemporânea em que se combinam bons resultados nos indicadores eleitoral, liberal e deliberativo da democracia, e resultados menos elevados nos componentes igualitário e participativo do regime, bem como em suas dimensões adjacentes.

English Abstract: In this article we present results for Brazil collected by the Varieties of Democracy project. We describe the historical evolution of democracy in Brazil from 1900 to 2012, focusing on its five main components (electoral, liberal, participatory, deliberative, and egalitarian), and on two adjacent dimensions of the regime (corruption and political parties). Lastly, we compare the data for Brazil with similar results for other South American countries. The results suggest: a. that a “spiral” trajectory has characterized Brazilian political regimes, in which new democratic experiences are always more democratic in all dimensions than previous ones; b. that the contemporary democratic experience combines positive results obtained in the electoral, liberal, and deliberative components of democracy, with less positive results observed in the egalitarian, and participatory components of democracy, as well as in its adjacent dimensions.

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Suggested Citation

Bizzarro, Fernando and Coppedge, Michael, O Brasil Na Perspectiva Do Projeto Variedades Da Democracia (Perspective on Brazil By the Varieties of Democracy Project) (November 1, 2015). V-Dem Working Paper 2015:14, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2691963 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2691963

Fernando Bizzarro (Contact Author)

Harvard University, Department of Government ( email )

1737 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

HOME PAGE: http://https://scholar.harvard.edu/fernandobizzarro

Michael Coppedge

University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute ( email )

Hesburgh Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556
United States

University of Notre Dame, Department of Political Science

216 Hesburgh Center
Notre Dame, IN New South Wales 46556-5646
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.nd.edu/~mcoppedg/crd

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