Brazilian Political Science Review

The Brazilian Political Science Review is an open access journal, published by the Brazilian Political Science Association and is the only political science and international relations journal published in English in Brazil. The main goal of the BPSR is to support the diffusion of high-quality political science work produced both in Brazil and abroad, thus contributing to the exchange of ideas within the international political science community.

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Vol 11, No 1 (2017)

Table of Contents

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National Intelligence Systems as Networks: Power Distribution and Organizational Risk in Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa
Marco Cepik, Gustavo Möller
Accountability in International Organizations: the case of World Bank Inspection Panel (1993-2015)
Alexsandro Eugenio Pereira, Rodrigo Rossi Horochovski, Mariana Mattos de Almeida Cruz, Noeli Rodrigues
Germany and Greece in the Eurozone Crisis from the Viewpoint of the Neo-Neo Debate
André Hedlund, Aline Regina Alves Martins
Business, Government and Foreign Policy: Brazilian Construction Firms Abroad
Bernardo Frossard Silva Rego, Ariane Cristine Roder Figueira

Review Essay

The Genesis of Participatory Democracy in Brazil: a Scientific (Re)Construction
Marie-Hélène Sa Vilas Boas

Research Note

Taking Portfolios Difference Seriously: A Composite Measure Based on Policy, Office, and Budget in Brazil
Mariana Batista
Formal Comparisons of Legislative Institutions: Ideal Points from Brazilian Legislatures
Robert Myles McDonnell

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