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Participatory Institutions in Democratic Brazil manifests mastery of a wide terrain and an impressive degree of good judgment about a wide panorama. It has much to offer in terms of new information, and will likely be welcomed by experts.”—John D. French, Duke University

“This is an ambitious, original book that opens up a new field of analysis about the role of participation in democracy, reorienting the current debate on civil society and civic engagement in a different direction and linking it to the crucial question of democratic institutionalization.”—Enrique Peruzzotti, Universidad Torcuato di Tella, Argentina

“Accessibly written and very readable.”—Kathleen Bruhn, Political Science Quarterly

“One of the most important contributions to the literature on urban politics and policy-making in Brazil to be published in recent years.”—Anthony W. Pereira, Luso-Brazilian Review

Chapter List

Tables and Figures

1. Toward a Theory of Participatory Institutions for Brazil

Part I: The Emergence of Participatory Institutions in Brazil
2. Changes in Civil Society
3. Changes in Political Society
4. Changes in Institutional Design

Part II: The Operation of Participatory Institutions in Brazil
5. Participatory Budgeting
6. Health Councils
7. City Master Plans

Part III: Conclusion
8. The Limits and Potential of Participatory Institutions

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