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The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes$
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Scott Mainwaring, Ana Maria Bejarano, and Eduardo Pizarro Leongomez

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780804752787

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.001.0001

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Urban Citizen Movements and Disempowerment in Peru and Venezuela

Urban Citizen Movements and Disempowerment in Peru and Venezuela

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(p.227) 8 Urban Citizen Movements and Disempowerment in Peru and Venezuela
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The Crisis of Democratic Representation in the Andes
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Daniel H. Levine

Catalina Romero

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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804752787.003.0008

This chapter examines the impact of urban citizen movements and people disempowerment on the crisis of democratic representation in Peru and Venezuela. It discusses the demand and perceptions of urban citizens in the era of discredited formal mechanisms of democratic representation and describes how poor citizens attempt to further their interests outside the formal channels of democratic representation when these channels are discredited. This chapter also reflects on the likely future of empowerment and disempowerment for urban citizens and discusses the implications of this perspective for democratic representation.

Keywords:   urban citizen movements, disempowerment, democratic representation, Peru, Venezuela, poor citizens, empowerment

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