Francisco Panizza, from the Department of Government, has been awarded a £4,020 grant from the FAPESP-LSE fund, part of a joint research fund set up by the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Research Council of the State of São Paulo (FAPESP). Francisco will use the funds to work with Drs George Avelino and Sergio Praça rom the Fundação Getulio Vargas (São Paulo, Brazil) on a research project on the politics of patronage appointments in Brazil. Drs Avelino and Praça have been awarded a similar amount by FAPESP. The project is part of wider collaborative research on the relations between political institutions, the politics of patronage appointments and the quality of the public administration in Latin America directed by professors Panizza, B. Guy Peters (Pittsburgh) and Conrado Ramos (Universidad de la República, Montevideo) with the participation of scholars from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru and Mexico.
Funded by FAPESP-LSE
PI: Professor Francisco Panizza (LSE Department of Government, LACC) & George Avelino Filho (Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo/FGVSP)