This chapter focuses on the Municipal Health Council of São Paulo, a council that works in a favorable environment with a strongly committed government and citizenry. Health councils such as this one make for a good case study because they have been established for a longer period than most councils and are perceived as more consolidated. Before discussing the particulars of the São Paulo case, the authors review the legal context of health councils.
In ‘The Deliberative Democracy Handbook’, Edited by Gastil, J. and Levine, P. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, pp. 174-184