Ecosystem of Corporate Politicians

Interactive visualisation showing the relationships between Portuguese politicians and private companies from 1975 to 2013.

Um ecossistema Politico-Empresarial ('an ecosystem of corporate politicians') includes an interactive visualisation showing the relationships between Portuguese politicians and private companies in the country from 1975 to 2013.

Politicians are represented by insects and companies by bubbles. The bigger the bubble is, the larger the number of politicians that have a management position in it. The anatomy of the bugs also has meaning: it represents the number of companies the politicians have a position in. By clicking on the interactive website you find an overview about the politicians, the companies and the relationships tying one another.

The data was collected from a study of politics and businesses done for the documentary “Donos de Portugal” (translated to 'Owners of Portugal') which illustrates the relations of the Portuguese governments with companies from 1975 to 2010. This dataset was extended by the authors until 2013.

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