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Revista Brasileira de Economia

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Abstract

UHR, Daniel de Abreu Pereira; UHR, Júlia Gallego Ziero  and  MUELLER, Bernardo Pinheiro Machado. Como as ONGs ambientais influenciam a política ambiental brasileira?. Rev. Bras. Econ. [online]. 2012, vol.66, n.1, pp. 79-98. ISSN 0034-7140.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-71402012000100004.

The objective of this paper is to examine how environmental NGOs even with scarce resources (votes and financial contributions), succeed in influencing effectively the government's actions in Brazil. The innovation is to use the common agency theory and its applications to model the environmental action in Brazil. The main theoretical result is that environmental NGO's affect the environmental policy through information, revealing to voters information about government actions. The main empirical results are the measurement of rural farmers, environmental NGO's and media impacts on Brazilian environmental policy.

Keywords : Meio Ambiente; ONGs Ambientais; Política Ambiental; Agência Comum; Múltiplos Principais; Múltiplas Tarefas.

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