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The Party of OrderThe Conservatives, the State, and Slavery in the Brazilian Monarchy, 1831–1871$
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Jeffrey D. Needell

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780804753692

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804753692.001.0001

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The Transformation of Politics and the State: 1853–1867

The Transformation of Politics and the State: 1853–1867

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(p.167) Chapter Five The Transformation of Politics and the State: 1853–1867
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The Party of Order
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804753692.003.0006

This chapter examines the changes in the state and political system in Brazil during the period from 1853 to 1867. It discusses the emperor's exercise of discretionary support and intervention as the moderating power in parliament and his creation of an agenda that called for non-partisan appointments and substantive judicial and electoral reforms which represented a victory for the Party of Order. This chapter highlights the government's focus on financial institutions to support urban improvements and considers the issues of opportunism and partisan mobilization.

Keywords:   political system, Brazil, emperor, parliament, non-partisan appointments, electoral reforms, Party of Order, urban improvements, opportunism, partisan mobilization

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