Bulletin n. 2/2016
December 2016
  • Section A) The theory and practise of the federal states and multi-level systems of government
  • Section B) Global governance and international organizations
  • Section C) Regional integration processes
  • Section D) Federalism as a political idea
  • Strelec Thamara
    Relaçöes integovernamentais no contexto federativo brasileiro: trajetòria, tendências e desafios
    in Cuadernos Manuel Giménez Abad , n. 11, junio ,  2016 ,  23-33
    This article seeks to understand the dynamics of intergovernmental relations in Brazil. Based on a literature review, we analyse their origins and historical demarcations, the changes introduced by the 1988 Constitution and the key initiatives of the subsequent governments: Fernando Henrique Cardoso (1995-2003) and Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2011). It was found that after an intense and incomplete process of political and administrative decentralization, promoted from 1988, intergovernmental relations were gradually incorporated by federal government federative coordination strategies, representing a centralizing tendency. Federal cooperation instruments and negotiations also emerged in recent decades, leading to the conclusion that centralization and decentralization, coordination and cooperation, represent forces which respond to the challenges of a complex federal architecture, in a country highly unequal and heterogeneous. Full text available at http://www.fundacionmgimenezabad.es/images/Documentos/Cuadernos/cuadernos11_junio_2016.pdf
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