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Policy analysis in Brazil$
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Jeni Vaitsman, Jose M. Ribeiro, and Lenaura Lobato

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781447306849

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: January 2014

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447306849.001.0001

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The Role of the Brazilian Legislature in the Public Policy Decision-Making Process

The Role of the Brazilian Legislature in the Public Policy Decision-Making Process

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(p.119) Ten The Role of the Brazilian Legislature in the Public Policy Decision-Making Process
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Policy analysis in Brazil
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Fabiano Santos

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447306849.003.0010

This chapter analyses the case of Brazil's Congress in the light of the informational approach, according to which activity on parliamentary commissions centred on building up information and intervention capacity much rather than patrimonialist benefits. On this approach, the activities of the advisory offices of the lower house (the Câmara dos Deputados), their administrative structure and the distribution of professions in them are examined. Production of analyses by legislative advisory units combines juridical, administrative and policy orientation components through complex interaction between in-house experts and parliamentarians interested in information and influence. He shows that this expertise in the Legislative produces information able to match the greater informational capacity of the Executive.

Keywords:   Federal Legislature, Legislative Advisory, Legislative Information, Informational Capacity, Brazil

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