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The Porto Alegre alternative : direct democracy in action

Author: Iain Bruce
Publisher: London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto Press with the International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE), 2004.
Series: IIRE notebook for study and research, no. 35-36.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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First English-language guide to the new form of democractic government pioneered in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Porto Alegre alternative.
London ; Ann Arbor, MI : Pluto Press with the International Institute for Research and Education (IIRE), 2004
(OCoLC)609230943
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Iain Bruce
ISBN: 074532097X 9780745320977 0745320961 9780745320960
OCLC Number: 57015630
Language Note: Some articles translated from Portuguese.
Description: x, 161 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Participatory democracy: the debate / Iain Bruce --
From first steps to final strategies / Iain Bruce --
Basic principles / Ubiratan de Souza --
Porto Alegre: the city budget / André Passos Cordeiro --
The participatory budget in two other cities / Iain Bruce, interview with Edinho Silva, Pepe Vargas --
On a bigger scale: Rio Grande do Sul and nationwide / Ubiratan de Souza --
Participatory democracy and local power: the experiencee of Porto Alegre / Raul Pont --
Theses on local government and the struggle for socialism / Raul Pont --
The question of democracy today / Raul Pont --
PT local governments and socialism / João Machado.
Series Title: IIRE notebook for study and research, no. 35-36.
Responsibility: edited and translated by Iain Bruce.
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Porto Alegre has a hallowed place in the imagination of the global justice movement. Most famous for its 'participatory budget', involving thousands of residents gathering to decide how their Read more...

 
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