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L’ère des contrats : les ONG et l’insoutenable marchandisation de la solidarité

Sérgio Baierle: [excerpt] Nous pouvons identifier ce processus comme une extension de la marchandisation des rapports sociaux au domaine de la « solidarité ». À l’encontre de cette tendance, on ne trouve guère qu’une certaine nostalgie du fordisme, le rêve d’un retour à l’État comme garant du plein emploi et des droits sociaux. Rêve impossible […]

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Legal and Policy Frameworks for Participation in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines

Joel Rocamora 2003 See file: Participation in Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines

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Participatory budgets in Europe: Between efficiency and growing local democracy

Giovanni Allegretti & Carsten Herzberg TRANSNATIONAL INSTITUTE and the Centre for Democratic Policy-Making See article: T N I B R I E F I N G S E R I E S No 2004/5

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Municipal Neoliberalism and Municipal Socialism:Urban Political Economy in Contemporary Latin America

  Benjamin Goldfrank – UNM/Political Science Andrew Schrank – UNM/Sociology See file here: Urban Political Economy in Contemporary Latin America      

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Local Governance: Cross National Trends and Research Issues

Mike Geddes Valeria Guarneros-Meza Local Governance: Cross National Trends and Research Issues

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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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After Neoliberalism? Local Partnerships and Social Governance in Aotearoa New Zeland

Wendy Larner and David CraigLocal Partnerships and Governance Research GroupDepartment of SociologyUniversity of AucklandNew ZealandAccess the article here powered by performancing firefox

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The New Philippine Left and Participatory Local Governance

By Nathan Gilbert Quimpo: Following government decentralization, a new left party in the Philippines, Akbayan, together with allied people’s organizations and NGOs, has undertaken a program in participatory local governance promoting popular empowerment. Akbayan’s emerging radical democratic model of local governance is contending not just with the politico-economic elite’s ‘patrimonial’ approach, but also with other alternative models – the […]

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Beyond neoliberal governance

Boaventura de Sousa Santos: [Excerpt] The cleavage between two major parts of civil society explains the centrality of the principle of selection in the governance matrix. The selected-in civil society is the liberal civil society because only its organizations share the values that underlie self-regulated coordination and partnership. Problem solving and social cohesion are best […]

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