Political Determinants of the Decision-Making Processes: The Players, their Power Resources, and the Redefinition of their Roles in the New Institutional Environment

  • Márcia Azanha Ferraz Dias de MoraesEmail author
  • David Zilberman
Part of the Natural Resource Management and Policy book series (NRMP, volume 43)


Beginning in the 1990s, the fiscal crisis in Brazil and the consequent distancing of the federal government from the economy, the change from a markedly authoritarian, the bureaucratic regime to democratic rule, as well as the strengthening of Congress after the adoption of the Federal Constitution of 1988, significantly altered the roles of the players involved in determining public policy. The power resources of those players also shifted.


Federal Government Institutional Environment Power Resource Executive Branch Provisional Measure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Márcia Azanha Ferraz Dias de Moraes
    • 1
    Email author
  • David Zilberman
    • 2
  1. 1.Luiz de Queiroz College of Agriculture (ESALQ) Economics, Business and Sociology DepartmentUniversity of São PauloPiracicabaBrazil
  2. 2.Agricultural and Resource EconomicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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