Synergizing civil society

state-civil society regimes in Porto Alegre, Brazil

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In this paper I discuss the impact of participatory reforms to municipal governance on local civil society in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Carried out by administrators of the Worker's Party (PT), these reforms have created a variety of empowered participatory fora on municipal policy. In contrast to a previous period of "tutelage" in which neighborhood associations vacillated between acquiescence and conflict with municipal government, these reforms have fostered new institutions in civil society, a greater interconnectedness between local organizations, and a 'scaling up' of activism away from solely neighborhood to city-wide concerns. To properly consider this impact I propose a 'relational' framework that considers the role of state-civil society relationships in creating an environment more or less conducive to civic involvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPolitical Power and Social Theory
Pages3-52
Number of pages50
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

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NamePolitical Power and Social Theory
Volume15
ISSN (Print)0198-8719

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  • Political Science and International Relations

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Baiocchi, G. (2002). Synergizing civil society: state-civil society regimes in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In Political Power and Social Theory (pp. 3-52). (Political Power and Social Theory; Vol. 15).

Synergizing civil society : state-civil society regimes in Porto Alegre, Brazil. / Baiocchi, Gianpaolo.

Political Power and Social Theory. 2002. p. 3-52 (Political Power and Social Theory; Vol. 15).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Baiocchi, G 2002, Synergizing civil society: state-civil society regimes in Porto Alegre, Brazil. in Political Power and Social Theory. Political Power and Social Theory, vol. 15, pp. 3-52.
Baiocchi G. Synergizing civil society: state-civil society regimes in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In Political Power and Social Theory. 2002. p. 3-52. (Political Power and Social Theory).
Baiocchi, Gianpaolo. / Synergizing civil society : state-civil society regimes in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Political Power and Social Theory. 2002. pp. 3-52 (Political Power and Social Theory).
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