Grassroots mobilization, co-production of public policy and the promotion of participatory democracy by the Brazilian Solidarity Economy movement
Author: Ana Margarida Fernandes Esteves
Institution linked: Brown University
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Number of pages: 369
Doctoral thesis for download in English
This dissertation is about the Solidarity Economy movement in Brazil and its attempt to promote the economic and political empowerment of the bottom layers of Brazilian society. The difficulty involved in this transformative goal is the relative
absence of carefully developed models of economic growth and political empowerment designed specifically for this stratum of most societies.