This chapter analyses processes of social mobilization and the dynamics of participatory forums in the Vale do Ribeira, Brazil, discussing the argument that mobilized actors and ‘well-designed’ institutions enable the inclusion of a broader spectrum of actors in political debates, as well as reducing the asymmetries between them, thereby facilitating the negotiation and agreement of politically and economically viable projects that may help to encourage development in the region.
Owing to copyright restrictions, only the first 3 pages are attached, together with a link to the book at Zed Books.
Coelho, V. S.; Favareto, A. Participation, inclusion and development under conditions of social mobilization. In: Citizenship and Social Movements: Perspectives from the Global South.. Zed Books, London, UK (2010) ISBN 9781848133884