[Projeto. Câmara dos Deputados e
Senado Federal, Brasília - DF]
Codato, Adriano; FERREIRA, Ana Paula Lopes ; COSTA, Luiz Domingos . Do serviço público à Câmara dos Deputados: os parlamentares originários do funcionalismo público no Brasil. Revista do Serviço Público, v. 66, n. 4, p. 605-626, 2015.
The present study demonstrates the variations in the political and social profile of federal deputies originating from civil service and elected to the Chamber of Deputies between 1982 and 2010. We stem from the assumption that the higher the position occupied in the public sector, the lower the extension of the career up until the Chamber of Deputies, since positional capital would potentize one’s social and political resources. We noticed differences, albeit moderate, in the political career profile across different ranks in Brazil’s civil service. Nevertheless, the key finding concerns the differences found between parliamentarians when divided by ideological blocs. The electoral success of Brazilian civil servants depends less on attributes concerning their functions within the State bureaucracy and more on the influence that the ruling party may have over the electoral market and the propulsion it can provide to heir respective political careers.