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FEDOZZI, Luciano et al. Participação, cultura política e cidades. Sociologias [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.30, pp.14-44. ISSN 1517-4522. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-45222012000200002.
This introductory text makes a commented presentation of the five articles that comprise the present dossier in the light of theoretical and bibliographical references on the topics of participation, political culture and cities. Our aim is contributing to the debate regarding deliberative democracy and its repercussions on the current sociological theory. The text is structured so that to allow linking the themes worked out in the articles, beginning by retrieving the historical context and theoretical references of the dimensions involved in the contents of the dossier.
Keywords : Deliberative democracy; Social participation; Political culture; Cities.