Brazilian Political Science Review

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Vol 10, No 2 (2016)

Table of Contents

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Reading Freedom from the Theme of Oppression
Maria Ligia Ganacim Granado Rodrigues Elias
Unionism, the Decision-Making Process and Social Security Reform in Brazil
Sidney Jard da Silva
Brazilian Political Institutions: an Inconclusive Debate
Vicente Palermo
Does Size Matter? Electoral Performance of Small Parties in Brazil
Willber Nascimento, José Alexandre da Silva Jr, Ranulfo Paranhos, Denisson Silva, Dalson Britto Figueiredo Filho, Dalson Britto Figueiredo Filho
Unboxing the Active Role of the Legislative Power in Brazil
Andréa Marcondes de Freitas
The subject of social justice: a defence of the basic structure of society
Marcos Paulo de Lucca-Silveira

Research Note

Measuring Presidential Dominance over Cabinets in Presidential Systems: Constitutional Design and Power Sharing
Victor Araújo, Thiago Silva, Marcelo Vieira

Review Essay

Is trade good for development? The elusive question
Adriana Schor

Book Review

Brazil's Emerging Role in Global Governance: Health, Food Security and Bioenergy
Flávia Donadelli
Political Representation in Times of Bailout: Evidence from Greece and Portugal
Julian Borba

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