Observations on the brazilian presidency, democracy, and governance

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Kurt E. von Mettenheim


This article presents the first results of research on the organization and administration of the Brazilian presidency and problems of democratic governance in Brazil. Biases of Euro-centrism in current views of presidentialism, democracy, governance, and representation are criticized and new comparative analysis of political experiences in the Americas called for. Initial analysis of the Brazilian presidency reveals a unique combination of executive-led electoral representation and muddling through governance since the transition from military rule.


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METTENHEIM, K. E. von. Observations on the brazilian presidency, democracy, and governance. RAE - Revista de Administracao de Empresas , [S. l.], v. 39, n. 3, p. 53–65, 1999. Disponível em: https://periodicos.fgv.br/rae/article/view/37834. Acesso em: 15 jun. 2024.
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