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José Alexandre da Silva Jr. ; Ranulfo Paranhos ; Denisson Silva ; Dalson Britto Figueiredo Filho ;Brazilian Political Science Review 2016, 10 2

Autor: Willber Nascimento

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Brazilian Political Science Review E-ISSN: 1981-3821 bpsr@bpsr.org.br Associação Brasileira de Ciência Política Brasil Nascimento, Willber; da Silva Jr., José Alexandre; Paranhos, Ranulfo; Silva, Denisson; Figueiredo Filho, Dalson Britto Does Size Matter? Electoral Performance of Small Parties in Brazil Brazilian Political Science Review, vol.
10, núm.
2, 2016, pp.
1-26 Associação Brasileira de Ciência Política São Paulo, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=394346640005 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative Does Size Matter? Electoral Performance of Small Parties in Brazil* Willber Nascimento Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil José Alexandre da Silva Jr. Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil Ranulfo Paranhos Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil Denisson Silva Universidade Federal de Alagoas, Brazil Dalson Britto Figueiredo Filho Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil What is the impact of small parties on electoral outcomes? This articles aims at contributing to the literature on party systems by proposing a new method to classify political parties.
The methodology is applied to Brazil by focusing on the description of the election results of small parties.
Cluster analysis is employed to classify political party size based on their percentage of votes in the Brazilian states.
The main findings indicate that classifying parties through cluster analysis is more objective than previous classifications.
As a result of this method, the article shows that small parties exert little effect on electoral volatility in Brazil as well as small parties benefit less from the disproportionality between votes and seats than the larger ones. Keywords: Small parties; cluster ...





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