Da legalidade à legitimidade: vozes em torno da reforma dos tribunais de contas brasileiros no período de 2000 a 2017

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Universidade Federal de Goiás


The objective of this research was to investigate cultural policies related to the debate on the reform of Brazilian Audit Courts (TCs). The study focused on analyzing how accounts of legitimacy and framing strategies conducted by different categories of legal and non-legal actors manifested themselves in the debate on the reform of Brazilian TCs in the period from 2000 to 2017. In this sense, the debate on reform was understood as a field of dialogue and discussion that, between 2000 and 2017, allowed the shaping of the legitimacy of TCs, law enforcement organizations responsible for controlling public resources. With regard to the development of the research, first, the mobilization process on the reform was described. Second, the central arguments used by different categories of actors were analyzed. Third, through legitimacy accounts of the reform, the emerging legitimacy factors and the frameworks of the mobilization process were identified. Documentary data were used, such as parliamentary speeches, public hearings, debates and news. Interviews were also conducted with representatives of the various categories of actors, including professional corporations, media, academia, judiciary, and organized civil society. The data were analyzed using the content analysis technique with the support of NVivo software. The results showed (i) the centrality of professional corporations acting both in the mediation and the translation of the debate, and in the design of intervention strategies in the legal field; (ii) the identification of legitimacy factors emerging from the debate that signal a multidimensionality of the legitimacy of TCs; and (iii) evidence of the framework of the mobilization process on TC reform in three ways — as a legal process associated with the construction of legal meaning, as a normative process associated with behavior change at the interorganizational level, and as a responsive process integration between political and legal groups.



LUZ, B. B. C. Da legalidade à legitimidade: vozes em torno da reforma dos tribunais de contas brasileiros no período de 2000 a 2017. 2018. 133 f. Dissertação (Mestrado em Administração) - Universidade Federal de Goiás, Goiânia, 2018.