Boaventura de Sousa Santos

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Democratizing Democracy. Beyond the Liberal Democratic Canon

Boaventura de Sousa Santos, editor


General Introduction: Reinventing Social Emancipation: Toward New Manifestos
Boaventura de Sousa Santos

Introduction: Opening Up the Canon of Democracy
Boaventura de Sousa Santos and Leonardo Avritzer

PART I: Social Movements and Democratic Aspiration

1. Micro-Movements in India: Towards a New Politics of Participatory Democracy
D. L. Sheth

2. Reinventing Participatory Democracy in South Africa
Sakhela Buhlungu

3. The Constitutional Court and Social Emancipation in Colombia
Rodrigo Uprimny and Mauricio García Villegas

PART II: Women’s Struggle for Democracy

4. Which Workers, Which Women, What Interests? Race, Class and Gender in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Shamim Meer

5. Political Power in Mozambique and Women’s Activism
Conceição Osório

6. Ghosts Haunting Unions: Women Trade Unionists and the Struggle for their Rights - Mozambique, 1993-2000
Maria José Arthur

PART III: Struggling for Democracy in a Scenario of Civil War and Fragmented Despotisms: The Case of Colombia

7. Paradoxical Pacts
Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín and Ana María Jaramillo

8. The Politics of Recognition and Citizenship in Putumayo and in the Baja Bota of Cauca: The Case of the 1996 Cocalero Movement
María Clemencia Ramírez

9. The Banana Workers from Urabá: From "Subjects" to "Citizens"?
Mauricio Romero

PART IV: Participatory Democracy in Action

10. Social Emancipation in a Context of Protracted Ward: The Case of the Community of Peace in San José de Apartadó
María Teresa Uribe de H

11. Participatory Budgeting in Porto Alegre: Towards a Redistributive Democracy
Boaventura de Sousa Santos

12. Modes of Democratic Deliberation: Participatory Budgeting in Brazil
Leonardo Avritzer

13. The Politics and Institutional Design of Participatory Democracy: Lessons from Kerala, India
Patrick Heller and T. M. Thomas Isaac


14. Toward New Democracies
Emir Sader