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Understanding the Changes in Governance and Participation in Brazil

  • Valesca Lima
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Part of the Governance, Development, and Social Inclusion in Latin America book series (GDSILA)

Abstracts

Brazil captured the world’s attention with its accomplishments in democratic governance. In the past decades, the country has become a laboratory of experiences of democratic innovations. In this chapter, I examine the rise and fall of participatory democracy in Brazil. This chapter includes an analysis of the expansion of participatory policies, moving on to examine the reorganization of conservative movements and Michel Temer’s government approach to participatory citizenship. The data presented in this chapter indicates how the rise of right-wing governments more aligned with the international neoliberal agenda and hostile to democratic participation has put in motion a process of dismantling the infrastructure of participatory citizenship.

Keywords

Political crisis Democratic innovation Policy council Policy conferences Conservative 

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  • Valesca Lima
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  1. 1.Maynooth UniversityDublinIreland

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