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

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Thamy Pogrebinschi

WZB Berlin Social Science Center

Fabiano Santos

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) - Institute of Social and Political Studies

Date Written: 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Pogrebinschi, Thamy and Santos, Fabiano, Participation as Representation: The Impact of National Public Policy Conferences on the Brazilian Congress (2010). APSA 2010 Annual Meeting Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1643679

Thamy Pogrebinschi (Contact Author)

WZB Berlin Social Science Center ( email )

Reichpietschufer 50
Berlin, 10785
Germany

Fabiano Santos

Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ) - Institute of Social and Political Studies ( email )

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