2 thoughts on “Interessante

  1. Dada a extensão do artigo, fiz uma leitura rápida e retirei alguns tópicos que me chamaram a atenção. Alguns deles trouxeram-me à memória “eventos passados recentes” que poderão encontrar aqui uma explicação.

    « a mutual reinforcement between democracy and capitalism: ‘capitalist development is associated with democracy because it transforms the class structure, strengthening the working and the middle-class and weakening the landed upper class. It was not the capitalist market nor capitalists as the new dominant force, but rather the contradictions of capitalism that advanced the cause of democracy’

    pacted transition – citizens are not mobilized
    participatory pacts – social movements are strong enough to push for democratization
    disruptive coup d’état – elites manipulate mass protest
    eventful democratization – protest by outsiders that moves the episodes of democratization

    participation from below
    Indeed, social movements contribute to democratization only under certain conditions.
    And social movements might be strong in mobilizing, but also opt for bargaining instead.

    the relationship between social movements and democratization is not simple
    It is therefore important to consider the influence of structures
    “the greatest challenge to the transitional regime is likely to come from the collective action of the working class”, it also emphasizes the ephemeral nature of the “popular upsurge” and the subsequent “decline of the people”’ (1997, 285).

    the relevance of protest events as producers of opportunities »


  2. Fica também aqui o Capítulo 1 da obra referida por PG.

    “Can democracy be saved?”

    Um cheirinho: «(…) a paradox. On the one hand, the number of democratic countries in the world grows: according to Freedom House, from 39 democracies in 1974 to 87 countries free and democratic and 60 partially free in 2011 (Freedom House 2012). On the other, there is a reduction in the satisfaction of citizens with the performances of “really existing democracies” (Dahl, 2000).»


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