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Militants And Citizens: The Politics of Participatory Democracy in Porto Alegre
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|March 21, 2005

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Brazil's democracy has frequently been described as unconsolidated, its citizens as apathetic and uninterested in politics. But in Porto Alegre, a host city to the World Social Forum, thousands of ordinary citizens participate in local governance, making binding…
We, the Sovereign
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|October 8, 2018

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What does it mean for the people to actually rule? Formal democracy is an empty and cynical shell, while the nationalist Right claims to advance its anti-democratic project in the name of ‘the People’. How can the Left respond in a way that is true to…
Popular Democracy: The Paradox Of Participation

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Local participation is the new democratic imperative. In the United States, three-fourths of all cities have developed opportunities for citizen involvement in strategic planning. The World Bank has invested $85 billion over the last decade to support community…
Civic Imagination: Making a Difference in American Political Life

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The Civic Imagination provides a rich empirical description of civic life and a broader discussion of the future of democracy in contemporary America. Over the course of a year, five researchers observed and participated in 7 civic organisations in a mid-sized US…
Bootstrapping Democracy: Transforming Local Governance and Civil Society in Brazil

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Despite increasing interest in how involvement in local government can improve governance and lead to civic renewal, questions remain about participation's real impact. This book investigates participatory budgeting-a mainstay now of World Bank, UNDP, and USAID…
We, the Sovereign
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|August 28, 2018

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What does it mean for the people to actually rule? Formal democracy is an empty and cynical shell, while the nationalist Right claims to advance its anti-democratic project in the name of ‘the People’. How can the Left respond in a way that is true to both its…