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Activating democracy in Brazil : popular participation, social justice, and interlocking institutions

Author: Brian Wampler
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, [2015]
Series: From the Helen Kellogg institute for international studies
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1988, Brazil's Constitution marked the formal establishment of a new democratic regime. In the ensuing two and a half decades, Brazilian citizens, civil society organizations, and public officials have undertaken the slow, arduous task of building new institutions to ensure that Brazilian citizens have access to rights that improve their quality of life, expand their voice and vote, change the distribution of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Wampler
ISBN: 9780268044305 0268044309
OCLC Number: 898424785
Description: xiv, 297 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Activating democracy in Brazil --
Establishing the participatory citizenship regime --
Rebuilding the local state --
Innovation and renewal of participatory budgeting --
Councils and conferences : health care, housing, and social services --
Transforming the engagement of civil society organizations : adopting new strategies in the participatory citizenship regime --
Transforming favelas --
Activating democracy : Belo Horizonte and beyond.
Series Title: From the Helen Kellogg institute for international studies
Responsibility: Brian Wampler.

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Examines how the proliferation of democratic institutions in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, has transformed the way in which citizens, CSOs, and political parties work together to change the existing state.  Read more...
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"As inspiring books normally do, Activating Democracy in Brazil offers new insights and raises new questions. It also offers directions on how to reinforce democracy through participation. Its Read more...

 
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