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Can a Fourth Victory for the Workers’ Party Secure Brazil’s State Capitalism?


Last Sunday, 26th October, Brazilians voted the incumbent Dilma Rousseff, securing the Workers’ Party (PT) its fourth electoral victory. In a very tight race with Aecio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democratic Party (PDSB), Rousseff won by a three per cent margin, indicating the fragility of her victory in what has been considered as one […]

The Scottish Independence Referendum: Home thoughts from not really abroad


Originally posted on Geography at Sheffield University:
Professor Charles Pattie writes widely on electoral issues, and is an author of two books on recent Scottish politics, including a study of the 1997 devolution referendum. He is also a Scot….. Scotland’s independence referendum on 18 September 2014 is a very strong contender for the most momentous…