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The institutionalization process of popular participation in Brazil: an analysis of the councils of public policy under the models of multiple streams and Punctuated equilibrium

Grant number: 12/20454-3
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2013
Effective date (End): October 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Political Science - Public Policies
Principal researcher:Ana Cláudia Niedhardt Capella
Grantee:Felipe Gonçalves Brasil
Home Institution: Centro de Educação e Ciências Humanas (CECH). Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):14/01334-2 - The application of the multiple streams model to study the agenda setting. the case of participatory councils in Brazil, BE.EP.DR


Growing in Brazil from the 1988 constitution, participatory management policies have been studied as one of the main mechanisms of popular participation and therefore strengthening democracy. In this perspective, studies on the evaluation of these new centers of popular empowerment have emerged with force in the academic scene since the late 1980s, mainly focused on the analysis of their efficiency and effectiveness. From the perspective of the analysis models of public policy formulation Multiple Currents and Punctuated Equilibrium, this research proposes a shift in the way of studies of participatory politics in Brazil: Do not look to the Constitution of 1988 as a starting point for guiding your implementation, but as the end result of a socially constructed process that institutionalized popular participation in Brazil. Thus, we intend to understand the determinants of institutionalization of popular participation made via public policies by the Brazilian post CF/88. Understanding the institutionalization of participation as the outcome of the fight - symbolic and non-material - originating in the new social movements that emerged in the late '60s and early '70s, the news that this project seeks to bring to the literature of participatory policies is to work with the history of social movements not as a societal dimension alone, but to understand its operations and organization within models that interpret how the State interacted with these actors and their demands, the beginning of the military government in 1964 to institutionalize popular participation in CF/1988. The interaction between the state and corporate dimensions identified from the reconstruction of the "flow" of the proposed models, with the unit of analysis its subsystems and their political communities may produce new ways of understanding the massive institutionalization of popular participation in Brazil. (AU)

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BRASIL, FELIPE GONCALVES; NIEDHARDT CAPELLA, ANA CLAUDIA. Translating ideas into action: Brazilian studies of the role of the policy entrepreneur in the public policy process. POLICY AND SOCIETY, v. 36, n. 4, p. 504-522, 2017. Web of Science Citations: 2.

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