The Evolution of Theories about the Brazilian Multiparty Presidential System

Arnaldo Mauerberg Junior, Carlos Pereira, Ciro Biderman


In recent years, four approaches about executive–legislative relations in Brazil have emerged: i) the perspective that points out limitations and constraints of multiparty presidential systems; ii) the building of government coalitions; iii) coalition management; and iv) the role played by institutions including the prerogatives of party leadership inside the House. In this paper, we review the literature on these approaches, offering a guide for studies about the Brazilian multiparty presidential system.

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