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Democratization of Justice and Governance: some notes from Brazil1 1 This article is a partial result of the research Limites e Possibilidades da Eficácia da Prestação Jurisdicional no Brasil" - Limits and Possibilities of the Effectiveness of Jurisdictional Provision in Brazil - , funded by CAPES - Coordination for the Improvement of Higher Education Personnel - and CNJ - National Council of Justice.

Democratização da Justiça e Governança: algumas notas sobre o Brasil

Social rights have a collective dimension that arises especially when they become object of public policies, so their efficacy depends on the enlargement of deliberative spaces within the civil society. Although the legitimacy of the adjucation process depends on the juridical order providing spaces to guarantee that divergent interests will be represented, this is still difficult in the judiciary. Public hearings and amicus curiae can bring together "new actors", such as NGO's and social movements to the judicial field, so they could become more able to resist to the domination process denounced by Bourdieu, leading to democratization of the judiciary.

Judiciary; Democracy; Governance; Bourdieu; Domination Process

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