The Failures of Electoral Accountability for Corruption: Brazil and Beyond

The Failures of Electoral Accountability for Corruption: Brazil and Beyond

Friday, 3 February 2017 - 5:00pm
Venue: 
Pavilion Room, Gateway Building, St Antony’s College
Speaker(s): 
Nara Pavão (Universidade Federal de Pernambuco)
Convenor: 
Diego Sánchez Ancochea and Leigh Payne
Series: 
Latin American Centre Seminars

Dr Nara Pavao is a Visiting Professor in the Political Science Department at the Federal University of Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil. During the 2015–2016 academic year, she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions (CSDI) at Vanderbilt University. Her research focuses primarily on the areas of corruption, public opinion, distributive politics, and voting behaviour with special attention to Brazil. Her book manuscript explains how accountability for corruption works and why corrupt politicians survive democratic elections. She received a PhD in Political Science (Comparative Politics) from the University of Notre Dame.