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Unelected Oligarchy:

Corporate and Financial Dominance in Britain’s Democracy By David Beetham ( Democratic Audit):  [“What we call democracy is in fact a compromise between the power of the vote and the power of business, with government negotiating the interface between the two.”] – This democratic audit of the UK takes place in the aftermath of the […]

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Porto Alegre néolibéral : décapitation social-capitaliste des leaders communautaires et limites du New Public Management

Pour Sergio Baierle: “Le Budget Participatif existe encore, on ne peut le nier, mais en tant que parodie. Ses vertus passées lui confèrent une aura, visible dans l’attachement des délégués et conseillers au dispositif. Mais il est manipulé par la municipalité, dans une stratégie mêlant le glamour de la philanthropie et un froid calcul politique. […]

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Missing Biopolitics: Governance Vs. Governmentality in the Management of the Neighborhood Movement in Madrid

By Álvaro Sevilla Buitrago, 1. Introduction: Up to now, the term “governance” has been widely recognized and used to describe the new exercise of political authority in a context of interaction between political, economical and social actors, emphasizing the legitimation of policies through the achievement of “consensus by participation”. In the field of town planning, it […]

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Les Nostalgiques de la Cité Grecque

Par Jacques Guigou, 1 – L’impossible réactivation de la politique comme sphère séparée: Une méprise traverse cette proposition. Alors que la visée se veut une « alternative à la barbarie techno-capitaliste » à travers « l’auto-institution de sociétés autonomes », l’essentiel de l’argumentation repose sur la nécessité d’instaurer (ou de réinstaurer) une sphère particulière de la politique dans la vie collective […]

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Immunitarian Democracy

By Roberto Esposito 1. Does “community” refer to democracy? If not, could it or is it too deeply embedded in the conceptual lexicon of the Romantic, authoritarian and racist Right? This is the question, one already asked by American neo-communitarianism, that is emerging again in Europe at the precise moment when, some, especially in France […]

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Environment-Brazil: Red Card for Porto Alegre?

From IPS News, By Clarinha Glock* – IPS/IFEJ: PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil, Jul 18 (IPS) – The southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre, a pioneer in participatory budgets and environmental policies, and habitual host of the enormous World Social Forum, has returned to the international stage.   Chosen as one of the 12 sites for the […]

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The cat, the mouse, culture and the economy

By Anselm Jappe: One of Grimm’s Fairy Tales is called “The Cat and the Mouse in Partnership”. A cat convinces a mouse that she wants to be her friend, and they live together and in anticipation of the oncoming winter they buy a pot of fat and hide it in a church. On the pretext […]

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Contours of the Neoliberal City: fragmentation, frontier geographies, and the new circularity

By Nasser Abourahme “The slum in and of itself creates a different kind of governmentality; AlSayyad and Roy point out that the apparently unregulated practices of squatting are in fact a distinct form of regulation, “a set of tactics that recreate informality as governmentality” [2006: 8]. This informality operates through the constant negotiability of value […]

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Civic Governmentality: The Politics of Inclusion in Beirut and Mumbai

By Ananya Roy This article is concerned with the politics of inclusion. It analyzes the institutionalization of participatory citizenship as the formation of regimes of “civic governmentality”. Through the study of key civil society organizations such as SPARC and Hezbollah, it studies three dimensions of civic governmentality: an infrastructure of populist mediation; technologies of governing […]

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Shoot the citizen, save the customer: participatory budgeting and bare citizenship

By Sérgio Baierle “In this text we reasoned that the deconstruction of the popular-democratic project in Brazil opened space for the reemergence of the neoliberal project as a hegemonic act, meaning that it was based on active acquiescence. Articulated by the concept of good governance, this new version of the same concept, now in its […]

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Participative Democracy: Community Participation or Technocratic Elitism

By Richard Nash, (University of the Sunshine Coast – Paper presented to the Australasian Political Studies Association Conference University of Tasmania, Hobart, 29 September – 1 October 2003) Abstract: Discussions on natural resource management promote the idea of community participation as a central mechanism for collaborative politics, participatory democracy and sustainable development. The employment of […]

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Lost for Words?

Goetz Ottmann Lost for words? : Brazilian liberationism in the 1990s Pittsburgh, Pa.: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002

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Third way and the third world: Poverty Reduction and Social Inclusion in the rise of ‘inclusive’ liberalism

Doug Porter and David Craig:  In the wake of frank neo-liberalism, and in the context of rising security fears, ways are being found to provide market liberalism with a more inclusive face. The Poverty Reduction Strategies currently prominent in international development, and Thirdway OECD ‘Social Inclusion’ policy frames claim common purpose to promote ‘opportunity, empowerment […]

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Mediated Citizenship

By Goetz Ottmann: [Abstract] Most authors focusing on Brazil’s democratic transition argue that the survival of ‘traditional’ elements tends to inhibit the emergence of modern democratic structures and weakens democratic processes. This article examines the space between ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’ democratic politics. Drawing on the example of three municipalities administered by the Brazilian Workers’ Party […]

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