The article highlights Brazilian participatory experiences such as the participatory budget and the policy councils and conferences. Based on research done by the author on daily routines and policy impacts of these forums, it is argued that there is still a long way before fulfilling normative expectations. In light of these challenges, reflections about how to move forward in the future are presented.
citizenship, civil society, policy conferenes, participatory budget, participatory democracy, health councils, accountability, democratic innovation, Citizen participation
How to Cite
Coelho V., (2014) “A Brief Reflection on the Brazilian Participatory Experience”, Journal of Public Deliberation 10(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.16997/jdd.192