How styles of activism influence social participation and democratic deliberation.

Abstract

This chapter is organized into three sections. The first presents a theoretical framework and a system of hypotheses for the analysis of activism styles, the reasons for their existence and their repercussions for participatory governance. The second is a discussion of the main findings of the study, which examines the styles and trajectories of four local organizations and their leaders as representatives of different styles and types of activism in a poor and socially diverse area of Brazil. Finally, a relationship is depicted between the trajectories of the groups, the styles of activism they practise and the role of the state in its greater or lesser support for the project of participatory governance.

Owing to copyright restrictions, only the first 3 pages are attached, together with a link to the book at Zed Books.

Citation

Favareto, A.; Galvanese, C.; Menino, F.; Coelho, V.S.P.; Kawamura, Y. How styles of activism influence social participation and democratic deliberation. In: Mobilising for Democracy: Citizen Action and the Politics of Public Participation. V.S.P. Coelho and B. von Lieres (Editors). Zed Books, London, UK (2010) ISBN 9781848134454 (Hardback)

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