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Projeto: O «Jardim Secreto» da Política: Os Processos de Seleção de Candidatos ao Parlamento em Portugal, 1976-2015

Fonte de Financiamento: FCT - PTDC/CPO-CPO/30296/2017

Instituições Participantes: 
Universidade de Aveiro (UA), Instituto de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Lisboa (ICS/ULisboa), IPRI-NOVA

Período de realização: outubro 2018 - setembro 2021

Resumo: Parties are pivotal in representative democracy. This role derives to a large extent from their de facto monopoly on political representation. It is largely through parties that individual political actors can run for office, making their candidate selection central to the functioning of democracy and to political representation, in both substantive and descriptive terms. Candidate selection has been famously described as a 'secret garden' of politics. This project uncovers this 'secret garden' in Portugal, answering the following question: how do Portuguese parties select their candidates for office? It also deals with a second research question: what is the impact of selection processes on the nature of political representation? Finally, by analysing candidate selection over time, we assess how (and why) this has changed over time, interacting with the processes of democratic transition, consolidation and, more recently, with the debate on the quality of democracy.

Membros da Equipa:

Carlos Jalali
Patrícia Silva
Jorge M. Fernandes

Miguel Maria Pereira
Edalina Rodrigues Sanches
Marco Lisi
Edna Falorca Costa

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