Participation as Representation: The Impact of National Public Policy Conferences on the Brazilian Congress
31 Pages Posted: 19 Jul 2010 Last revised: 31 Aug 2010
Date Written: 2010
The National Policy Conferences are arguably the largest participatory experience currently being held in Brazil. This paper analyses its impact on the Legislature in order to claim that participatory practices may strenghten representative democracy.
Keywords: democracy, brazil, participation, representation, public policy
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