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Sociedade e Estado

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PINTO, Céli Regina Jardim. The Brazilian society and the hunger question (1993-2003). Soc. estado. [online]. 2005, vol.20, n.1, pp.195-228. ISSN 0102-6992.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-69922005000100009.

This article has as main goal to examine a set of actions of civil society organizations in Brazil, in order to deal with the question of hunger in the country. The article is divided in two parts; the first one will discuss the social question in Brazil taking into consideration two assertives: Brazil is an "economicist" country and it guarantees, constitutionally, social rights without, nevertheless, guaranteeing social policies. In the second part of the article, a set of NGOs, which have developed projects to fight hunger during the last decade of the Twentieth Century, will be examined.

Keywords : civil society; third sector; NGOs; voluntarism; social rights.

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