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MEJIAS SANDIA, Carlos and HENRIQUEZ ROJAS, Pamela. Citizenship as a co-construction of spaces for participation in the public sphere. Sociologias [online]. 2012, vol.14, n.31, pp.192-213. ISSN 1517-4522. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1517-45222012000300009.
Exercising citizenship means to be aware of one's own transformative and emancipatory role, to be committed to equality and to sharing a collective project. The new citizenship does not diverge from it, although it adds the component of a collective co-construction. It allows for expanding relationships - both mutual and with the State - as well as for exercising citizenship at the local level, by strengthening the channels for civic participation and thus establishing a new co-participatory and more democratic setting.
Keywords : Co-citizenship; Democracy; Participation; Local governments; Public policy.