Civil society’s claims to political representation in Brazil

Abstract: Civil society is laying claim to political representation in contemporary democracies. Using original data from São Paulo, Brazil, the need for constructing novel notions of representative legitimacy is examined based on electoral, membership, identity, mediation, proximity, and service arguments.

Author(s): Houtzager, Peter P.; Gurza Lavalle, Adrian

Source(s): , Studies in comparative international development; vol. 45, issue 1 p. 1-29, ill., graphs, tab Studies in comparative international development vol. 45, issue 1

Published: 2010 Springer, [Dordrecht etc.] (English

ISBN/ISSN: [1936-6167]/


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