The Normalization of an Anomaly: The Workers' Party in Brazil

  title={The Normalization of an Anomaly: The Workers' Party in Brazil},
  author={Wendy Hunter},
  journal={World Politics},
  pages={440 - 475}
  • W. Hunter
  • Published 29 October 2007
  • Economics
  • World Politics
Drawing on historical and rational choice institutionalism, this article seeks to explain the evolution of the Workers' Party as it moved from opposition to government between 1989 and 2002. The Partido dos Trabalhadores (pt), a once radical and programmatic party, came to look more like its catchall competitors over time. This shift resulted from the heightened emphasis placed on immediate vote maximization after Brazil's adoption of market reforms rendered the party's socialist project… Expand

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