• The Portuguese

    Date: 2014.03.20 | Category: General | Tags:

    The struggle is to eliminate dependent citizens who expect the State and pronounced the ineffable and damaging phrase: is that this Government gives me. The citizen, including rather than behave as such, will be submitted in the world that overlooks a permanent challenge that assume duties in the socio-political community to which you belong and you must ensure that that community recognizes him as his Member and facilitates access to social assets. Boaventura de Sousa Santos developed a model called high-intensity democracy or democracy emancipatory. The Portuguese author (limits and possibilities of democracy, among several others) part on a devastating critical analysis what calls democratic hegemonic thinking. It is based on a project of social transformation through the creation of nonconformist forms of sociability, the reinvention of citizenship and maximization of political participation. The Lusitanian sociologist It describes perfectly the failures of democracy as we have known it, in its theoretical origin, its electoral procedures and their consequences of lack of interference citizen, so he proceeds to re-elaborate a democratic theory, what obviously is absolutely necessary in today’s world.

    It proposes a radical socialist democracy and the search for epistemological alternatives to restore hope of emancipation. Adjectives can be redundant; for example the adjective radical is becoming most widely used in the social sciences in relation to democracy and the Socialist adjective can lend to confusion. In any case, the Portuguese researcher requires is a global repoliticisation of social practice, i.e. to overcome the mere electoral participation, meaning identify power relationships and imagine practical ways to transform them into relationships of shared authority. We can not disagree in that non-State actors where the State coordinates must emerge in the new global public space but It exerts a power sharing. Less on their thesis for inclusion, its approaches of social redemption or their approaches to a growing participation that may lead to new forms of power, which we have called the collective decisions.