Artigo



Dados vol. 56 n. 1 Rio de Janeiro jan./mar. 2013

O sistema oligárquico representativo da Primeira República

Santos, Wanderley Guilherme dos

Resumo

Between the absolutisms of the 17th and 18th centuries and the democratic variants identified after World War II, there remains a conceptual haze that hinders an understanding of the period's political and institutional history. With the oligarchy viewed sometimes as the seed of democracy and other times as a vestige of autocracy, the period remains vulnerable to subjectivisms. The current article presents a different, trans-locally valid analytical model for the oligarchic system and attempts to demonstrate how the history of the Second Empire and First Republic of Brazil would appear in a preliminary approach using the general model.

Palavras-chave: representative system; oligarchies; First Republic.

DOI: 10.1590/S0011-52582013000100002

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