Federative Republic of Brazil A Consensualist Democracy or not

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Region: Mittel- und Südamerika, Note: 1,3, Universität Konstanz (Fachbereich Politik und- Verwaltungswissenschhaft), Veranstaltung: Politische Systeme und ...

Federative Republic of Brazil   A Consensualist Democracy or not

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Politik - Internationale Politik - Region: Mittel- und Sudamerika, Note: 1,3, Universitat Konstanz (Fachbereich Politik und- Verwaltungswissenschhaft), Veranstaltung: Politische Systeme und offentliche Politik in Lateinamerika im Vergleich, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: I would like in this Hausarbeit to demonstrate, with a background from Arend Lijpharts arguments, stated in the book Patterns of Democracy. Government Forms and Performance in Thirty-Six Countries," if Brazil it is or not a consensualist democracy. Arend Lijphart considers that each system of government can receive one of the next attributes: majoritarian or consensualist. He gives ten opposite criteria, on two dimensions, on which can extend the two types of democracy (majoriatrian and consensualist). I intend to make a logical digest, searching each of this criterion on Brazils case. At the end, after considering all ten criteria, I will be able to say if Federative Republic of Brazil its a consensualist democracy or not."

Routledge Handbook of Regionalism Federalism

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Routledge Handbook of Regionalism   Federalism

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