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CFP – Challenges to Participation in Democracy

CALL FOR PAPERS

Conference – Challenges to Participation in Democracy

University of Lisbon, Faculty of Letters, 16th-17th May 2013

Recent political events have brought the problem of political participation to a new light by promoting active participation in ‘occupy movements’ that do not require (and even tend to escape from) traditional political institutions. What was once regarded in Western democracies as a general attitude of passive acquiescence coexisting with an occasional slothful dissent has turned into a cry out for active participation in actual decision-making processes.

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