Legislative Bargaining and Distributive Politics in Brazil : An Empirical Approach

  title={Legislative Bargaining and Distributive Politics in Brazil : An Empirical Approach},
  author={Jonathan A. Rodden},
This paper tailors general theories of distributive politics to guide an empirical analysis of the distribution of intergovernmental grants among the Brazilian states. It shows that grants are distributed in accordance with the political interests of the president, who seeks to maintain a stable, low-cost legislative coalition. States with greater legislative representation per capita receive larger grants per capita, as do states whose legislators belong to the president’s coalition. Moreover… CONTINUE READING

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