Brazil and India: Legislative Institutions and Lobbying Behavior

Vineeta Yadav

in Political Parties, Business Groups, and Corruption in Developing Countries

Published in print March 2011 | ISBN: 9780199735907
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894789 | DOI:
Brazil and India: Legislative Institutions and Lobbying Behavior

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This chapter tests the first set of hypotheses relating legislative institutions to lobbying behaviors. It begins by outlining the sampling design and sampling frame used for collecting data on lobbying, political corruption, and corruption in Brazil and India, and presents some sample characteristics. It then uses a combination of data from this survey, open-ended interviews, and process tracing of legislative bills in each country to test the hypotheses in this chapter.

Keywords: legislative institutions; lobbying; hypothesis testing; sampling; political corruption; political parties

Chapter.  11842 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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