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

O sistema oligárquico representativo da Primeira República

Santos, Wanderley Guilherme dos


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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