“Ballot Structure, Candidate Race, and Vote Choice in Brazil”

Descripción

racial injustice and inequality, Brazil, candidate race or color, black subjects, black candidates

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Resumen

Although racial injustice and inequality are widely acknowledged in Brazil, recent experimental research concludes that citizens there do not rely on racial cues
when voting. In this article, we test for the impact of candidate race on vote choice. We find evidence of identity-based voting in Brazil that interacts with ballot size. When facing a short ballot with only a few candidates, most subjects chose candidates without regard to race or color. But when presented with a large ballot with many candidates, white and brown subjects show a significant preference for same-race candidates. Self-identified black subjects, however, demonstrated a strong and consistent preference for black candidates regardless of choice set size. These results are particularly important given Brazil’s electoral rules that provide voters with overwhelming numbers of candidates from which to choose.

Referencia bibliográfica

Aguilar, Rosario, S. Cunow, S. Desposato y L. Barone. 2015. “Ballot Structure, Candidate Race, and Vote Choice in Brazil”, en Latin American Research Review, vol. 50 (3): 176-202, (ISSN: 0023-8791; Factor de Impacto: 0.37).

Citación

Aguilar, Rosario, S. Cunow, S. Desposato y L. Barone, ““Ballot Structure, Candidate Race, and Vote Choice in Brazil”,” Red INTEGRA, consulta 23 de febrero de 2019, http://biblioteca.redintegra.org/items/show/11.

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