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Title Corruption and democracy in Brazil : the struggle for accountability / edited by Timothy J. Power and Matthew M. Taylor
Published Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2011


Description 1 online resource
Series From the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Recent titles from the Helen Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Contents Introduction : accountability institutions and political corruption in Brazil / Timothy J. Power & Matthew M. -- Presidentialism, coalitions, and accountability / Carlos Pereira, Timothy J. Power, & Eric D. Raile -- Corruption and voting / Lucio R. Rennó -- Corruption, campaign finance, and reelection / Carlos Pereira, Lucio R. Rennó, & David J. Samuels -- The media and political accountability / Mauro P. Porto -- Auditing Institutions / Bruno W Speck -- The federal judiciary and electoral courts / Matthew M. Taylor -- The Federal Police and the Ministerio Publico / Rogerio B. Arantes -- Federalism and state criminal justice systems / Fiona Macaulay -- Conclusion : the web of cccountability institutions in Brazil / Timothy J. Power & Matthew M. Taylor
Summary Brazil, the world's fourth largest democracy, has been plagued in recent years by corruption scandals. Corruption and Democracy in Brazil: The Struggle for Accountability considers the performance of the Brazilian federal accountability system with a view to diagnosing the system's strengths, weaknesses, and areas of potential improvement; taking stock of recent micro- and macro-level reforms; and pointing out implications of various dimensions of the accountability process for Brazil's democratic regime. The book's essays take a multidimensional approach to the accountability matrix in Brazil. The first section of the book investigates complex interrelationships among representative institutions, electoral dynamics, and public opinion. In the second section, authors address nonelectoral dimensions of accountability, such as role of the media, accounting institutions, police, prosecutors, and courts. In the final chapter, the editors reflect upon the policy implications of the essays, considering recommendations that may contribute to an effective fight against political corruption and support ongoing accountability, as well as articulating analytical lessons for social scientists interested in functioning of accountability networks
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 276-299) and index
Subject Political corruption -- Brazil.
Political corruption -- Brazil -- Prevention
Political culture -- Brazil
Administrative responsibility -- Brazil
Democracy -- Brazil
Mass media -- Political aspects -- Brazil
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy.
Administrative responsibility.
Mass media -- Political aspects.
Political corruption.
Political corruption -- Prevention.
Political culture.
Politics and government
Demokrati -- Brasilien.
Politisk korruption -- Brasilien.
Brazil -- Politics and government -- 21st century
Brasilien -- politik och förvaltning.
Form Electronic book
Author Power, Timothy J. (Timothy Joseph), 1962-
Taylor, Matthew MacLeod
ISBN 9780268089801