Mobilization and participation: a win-win game?


This chapter situates the Brazilian health councils in the international debate about deepening democracy and participatory governance. It then presents the research methodology. The fourth section introduces the municipal areas under study. Next, the authors describe the composition, connections and dynamics of the six CLSs, and present the debates that took place in them. They also discuss the relationship between the local history of social mobilization and the councils’ performance. Finally, methodological and analytical aspects of the research are discussed.

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Coelho, V.S.P.; Ferraz, A.; Fanti, F.; Ribeiro, M. Mobilization and participation: a win-win game? In: Mobilising for Democracy: Citizen Action and the Politics of Public Participation. Zed Books, London, (2010) ISBN 9781848134454 (Hardback)

Published 1 January 2010