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    Housing Movements and Participation in Institutional Spaces

    Lima, Valesca (2018) Housing Movements and Participation in Institutional Spaces. Alternautas: Research Development, 5 (1). pp. 125-150. ISSN 2057-4924

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    When assuming power in 2003, Lula promised the inclusion of civil society and social movements in the policy - making sphere. It was partially addressed through the creation of councils and other act ions to protect cultural and women’s rights, for example. However, in Rousseff’s government, civil society and social movements continued to be excluded from the higher spheres of power and were not properly listened to. They have demonstrated a great inte rest in participating in and collaborating with the process of formulating public policy, as civil society members have a high attendance on forums and put forward a high number of motions on those topics. However, it is possible to observe a disconnect be tween the Workers’ Party leadership and its grassroots. Consequently, since 2012 – 2013, Brazil has entered into a political crisis, as well as an economic one, without precedent in the history of the country, as the population is angered at revelations of w idespread corruption, along with rising inflation and unemployment (Perry, 2016; Melo, 2016).

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Housing Movements; Participation; Institutional Spaces;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Institutes > Maynooth University Social Sciences Institute, MUSSI
    Faculty of Social Sciences > Sociology
    Item ID: 10434
    Depositing User: Valesca Lima
    Date Deposited: 17 Jan 2019 11:54
    Journal or Publication Title: Alternautas: Research Development
    Publisher: Alternautas, London
    Refereed: No
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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