Local Government: Mayors and Prefects, 1936-2013

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Local Government: Mayors and Prefects, 1936-2013

This work was a post-doctoral research results in Political Science funded by the Foundation for Science and Technology, held at CIES-IUL, ISCTE, between 2005 and 2008, oriented by Professor António Costa Pinto (ICS-UL) and Professor André Freire (ISCTE-IUL). Was included in the FCT Project: PTDC / CPJ-CPO / 119307/2010, entitled "Elections, leadership and accountability: political representation in Portugal, a longitudinal and comparative perspective", André Freire, José Manuel Leite Viegas e Marco Lisi, based in CIES-IUL, ISCTE-IUL and funded by FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, 2012-2015.

Objectives:

Who is the local government in Portugal? What are the socio-professional groups that controlled the local authorities during the Estado Novo, in the 1974-1976 transition period and the democratic period? What is the evolution of the group of mayors and prefects and what the differences in the criteria for recruitment and access to power that were introduced by the change of regime?

To answer these questions Maria Antónia Pires de Almeida conducted an intensive research work and collection of sources that resulted in a database with over 6,000 entries for the 3,102 mayors (and vice-presidents, and presidents and members of administrative committees between 1974 and 1976 ) and 402 civil governors (and substitutes).

Rules for citation:

Almeida, Maria Antónia Pires, «O Poder Local do Estado Novo à Democracia: Presidentes de Câmara e Governadores Civis, 1936-2012», e.book, Lisboa, 2013. ISBN: 978-989-20-3663-2, Databases, Documentation and E-book available at the website of the Project FCT: PTDC / CPJ-CPO / 119307/2010, «"Elections, leadership and accountability:», http://er.cies.iscte-iul.pt/
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Databases, Documentation and E-book are all available at the Portuguese version of this page.

References:

Almeida, Maria Antónia Pires, «O Poder Local do Estado Novo à Democracia: Presidentes de Câmara e Governadores Civis, 1936-2012», e.book, Lisboa, 2013. ISBN: 978-989-20-3663-2.