Revista de Sociologia e Política
On-line version ISSN 1678-9873
BARROS, Edval de Souza. Clientele networks, royal bureaucracy and wealth appropriation during the portuguese empire (XVI-XVIII centuries). Rev. Sociol. Polit. [online]. 2001, n.17, pp. 127-146. ISSN 1678-9873. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-44782001000200010.
This article seeks to flesh out the relationship between clientelist logics and the political and juridical practices in acién regime societies. I put forth the hypothesis that such a relationship circumscribes the possibilities of access to wealth generated through mercantile circuits and has repercussions for Crown decisions, which are understood as precise interventions in contexts of negotiation and conflict.
Keywords : clientelist networks; Portuguese Empire; Economics; Politics; Law.