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Legislative Support, Pork, and Coalitions in Brazil, January 1997-December 2005 (ICPSR 27807) RSS

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Summary:

This study examined how presidents in multiparty regimes win legislative support by considering dynamism, particular bargaining contexts, and combining separate lines of research on distributive politics and coalition formation. The results of three-stage least squares regression support the assertion that pork (benefits bestowed for legislative support) and coalition goods function as imperfect substitutes, with coalition goods establishing a baseline for exchange, and pork covering the ongoing costs of operation. The empirical tests also show that pork expenditures depend on a president's bargaining leverage and the distribution of legislative seats.

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Raile, Eric D., Carlos Pereira, and Timothy J. Power. Legislative Support, Pork, and Coalitions in Brazil, January 1997-December 2005. ICPSR27807-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2010-09-27. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR27807.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   economic indicators, government expenditures, legislative impact, political expenditures, political influence, politics

Smallest Geographic Unit:   Brazil

Geographic Coverage:   Brazil, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1997-01--2005-12

Unit of Observation:   one month of aggregated governance data

Universe:   Monthly aggregated governance data.

Data Types:   aggregate data

Data Collection Notes:

The data are distributed as one Stata data file, along with a Microsoft Word document containing the article to which the data pertain.

These data are part of ICPSR's Publication-Related Archive and are distributed exactly as they arrived from the data depositor. ICPSR has not checked or processed this material. Users should consult the investigators if further information is desired.

Methodology

Sample:   The population is basically complete within the specified time period (months from January 1997 to December 2005). All monthly data for dependent variables was available for the months in this range, though some limited interpolation of values was required.

Mode of Data Collection:   record abstracts

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