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The Politics of Local Participatory Democracy In Latin AmericaInstitutions, Actors, and Interactions$
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Françoise Montambeault

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780804795166

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804795166.001.0001

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How Does Success Vary?

How Does Success Vary?

Redefining Democratic Success

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(p.18) Two How Does Success Vary?
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The Politics of Local Participatory Democracy In Latin America
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Françoise Montambeault

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804795166.003.0002

Chapter 2 makes the case for a redefinition of the democratic success of local participatory democracy, determined by the nature of the state-society relationships that develop through formal and informal participatory interactions. The chapter presents a typology to account for variation along the two defining dimensions of state-society relationships: the nature of mobilization (from individual to collective forms) and the level of autonomy of the participants (from controlled to autonomous). It defines the four ideal types used throughout the book to categorize the diversity of empirical outcomes observed across cases: clientelism, disempowering cooption, fragmented inclusion, and democratic cooperation.

Keywords:   democracy, accountability, social inclusion, democratic success, state-society relationships, autonomy, mobilization

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