Collective Action and Radicalism in Brazil: Women, Urban Housing, and Rural Movements by Florence Raes, Maurilio de Lima Galdino, Berengere Marques-Pereira, Michel Duquette, Charmain Levy (Hardback, 2005)
In the past decade, Brazil has undergone a long series of political changes, culminating in the recent election of President Lula da Silva and his Workers' Party. These changes have come about through a landslide of social activism that is unprecedented in the country's history. The central topic of this book is an examination of three major recent movements within Brazil's civil society: the women's movement, the urban housing movement, and the landless peasant movement. All three are representative of a more general trend toward public protest and collectively indicate a shift in the internal dynamics of group identity within Brazil. The authors propose that the practices of power in Brazil are influenced by the expressions of a civil society w reorganized into a social movement and mobilized within a 'cycle of protest' that attains the level of a political alternative and that the present cycle of collective action is fuelled by the pitfalls of market reforms.
Michel Duquette is a professor in the Department of Political Science at l'Universite de Montreal. Maurilio Galdino is a training coordinator with Entraide Missionaire in Montreal. Chairman Levy is a programs officer with the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace.
Berengere Marques-Pereira, Charmain Levy, Florence Raes, Maurilio de Lima Galdino, Michel Duquette
University of Toronto Press
Date of Publication
Politics: General & Reference
Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy