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BRAGA, Maria do Socorro Sousa. Organizações partidárias e seleção de candidatos no estado de São Paulo. Opin. Publica [online]. 2008, vol.14, n.2, pp. 454-485. ISSN 0104-6276. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-62762008000200008.
This paper aims to investigate one of the main roles of political parties in a representative democracy: to organize and to control the production of representation. In order to do that, two internal party processes will be examined: the setting and maintaining of the party's organizational structure and the candidate selection for the Camara dos Deputados in the state of Sao Paulo for the PFL, PP, PMDB, PSDB and PT parties. The analysis is based on the idea that the more control political parties have over these two processes, the more vital are their party organizations in the representative dynamics.
Keywords : candidates selection; political parties; behavior politician; partisan list; internal elections.