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About Patrick C. Silva

Patrick Cunha Silva received a Master's degree by the Department of Political Science of the University of São Paulo and is a junior researcher at the Center for Metropolitan Studies (CEM). His main research interests lie in the areas of political representation and electoral systems. His current research concerns the professionalization of municipal legislative chambers and the legislative production of councillors. He has also researched the choice of electoral systems by the Brazilian National Constituent Assembly of 1987-1988.


Present Junior Researcher, Center for Metropolitan Studies

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Brazilian Studies, Legislative Studies, and Electoral Studies

Honors and Awards

  • Foundation Ford & ANPOCS (National Association of Graduate in Social Sciences) Contest best work about the Constitution of 1988
  • Department of Political Science at University of São Paulo. Best work presented at the IV Seminário Discente.


20122014 MA in Political Science, Universidade de Sao Paulo ‐ Department of Political Science
20072012 BA in Social Sciences, Universidade de Sao Paulo ‐ FFLCH

M.A. Thesis (1)

Articles (5)