International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online)

Left and Right Matter: Political Parties and Brazilian Councilors’ Values on Social Rights
Samira Kauchakje

Abstract
We considered the debate on the ideological views and political parties and their potential impact on behaviors and values of parliamentarians The article discusses the political values on social rights in relation to partisan and ideological position of city aldermen from Curitiba - Brazil.. The strategy for identifying and interpreting values were interviews and analysis based on the parameters of the Constitution of 1988 (legal rule) which lead to the universality and public provision. The results indicate ambiguities, but, in general, legislators whose parties are identified as center-right and right express greater coherence as to political guidance on social rights than center-left and left ones. The values of those council members express less subjective validation of the parameters of legal rules, especially when it comes to the rights to social assistance, food and nutritional security and income transfers.

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