Peer-reviewed papers

THE CONFLICT OF THE ‘RACIAL DEMOCRACY MYTH’ IN THE ATITUDES TOWARDS AFFIRMATIVE ACTION POLICIES IN BRAZIL – A GROUP CONFLICT APPROACH (with Nathália F. F. Porto)

This paper inquiries the strength of the racial democracy myth main arguments and its unfoldings on shaping of brazilian college students’ on the adoption of affirmative actions on public universities. Through an experiment embedded in a survey, racial and social quotas public opinion Read More

MEDINDO ASSUNTOS SOCIALMENTE SENSÍVEIS: O USO DO EXPERIMENTO DE LISTA E POLÍTICAS DE AÇÃO AFIRMATIVA  ("Measuring socially sensitive issues: a list-experiment on affirmative action")

Public opinion on affirmative action is not consensual, especially among whites. Here in an experimental design the racial quotas are studied at the University of Brasilia (UnB) and University of Minas Gerais (UFMG). The technique employed is known as the list-experiment, which consists Read More

 

 

EDUCAÇÃO E CONHECIMENTO POLÍTICO: DUAS FACES DE UMA MESMA MOEDA OU MOEDAS DIFERENTES? (with Álvaro Pereira Filho) ("Education and Political Knowledge: two sides of the same coin or different currencies?")

The role of formal education in political sophistication of individuals is subject to wide discussion. However, education, especially higher education, provides tools for understanding politics, socializes civic values and creates important social contacts for access to information,
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Working papers

BOLSA FAMÍLIA, INFORMAÇÃO E PRECONCEITO: EXPLORANDO AS OPINIÕES SOBRE O PROGRAMA NO BRASIL (with Pedro Mundim, André Jácomo and Fernando Michelotti) ("Bolsa família, information and prejudice: exploring views on the program from a mixed methods approach"). Under review.


The Bolsa Família is an income transfer program that seeks to reduce poverty. Although its results are positive, Brazilian public opinion on it is controversial. The objective of this article is to analyze how Brazilians stand on the program and its beneficiaries. We adopted a mixed-method approach by working with
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WHITES’ AFFIRMATIVE ACTIONS ATTITUDES: EVIDENCES FROM A LIST-EXPERIMENT SURVEY IN BRAZIL. Under review.


Recently in Brazil, public policies began to be implemented to reduce discrimination and promote the social groups that have been excluded due to a specific individual characteristic: race. Public opinion on such policies, however, is not consensual: especially among whites. Read More

DO LULISMO AO ANTI-PETISMO? POLARIZAÇÃO, PARTIDARISMO E VOTO NAS ELEIÇÕES PRESIDENCIAIS BRASILEIRAS (with André Borges) ("From lulismo to anti-pt? Polarization, partisanship and voting in Brazilian presidential elections"). Under review.


The recent debate on party identification and voting in Brazil has pointed to the growing importance of voters’ positioning in relation to the two main presidential parties – PT and PSDB – on the choice of presidential candidates. In this paper, we contribute to the literature by questioning some diagnoses related to the consolidation of the Brazilian presidential party system.
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