Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais
On-line version ISSN 1806-9053
MADEIRA, Rafael Machado. A atuação de ex-arenistas e ex-emedebistas na assembleia nacional constituinte. Rev. bras. Ci. Soc. [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.77, pp.189-204. ISSN 1806-9053. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-69092011000300015.
Which was the behavior of the remaining representatives of Arena and MDB in the National Constituent Assembley? To what extent the analysis of partisan affiliation history is a good variable to understand the decision making process in important plenary assembly voting? The study points out that beyond partisan affiliations, having been affiliated to ARENA or to MDB consists in a relevant variable to predict the choices of the great majority of former-arenistas and of former-emedebistas during the National Constituent Assembley, no matter their respective partisan affiliations at voting moments.
Keywords : Arena; MDB; Ideology; Democratic transition; National Constituent Assembly.