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Call for Papers Cadernos de Campo - Dossier: Political Culture and Democratic Crisis


05/07/2018

Call for Papers Cadernos de Campo - Dossier: Political Culture and Democratic Crisis

Deadline for sending papers: July 8th 2018

Papers have to be sent to https://periodicos.fclar.unesp.br/cadernos/index

Organizers:

Bianca de Freitas Linhares (UFPEL): http://lattes.cnpq.br/7261471162878192

Fábio Hoffmann (UFPEL): http://lattes.cnpq.br/5516858926327746

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The perceptions and attitudes of ordinary people towards the democratic regime have changed considerably in recent years, and this has happened both in long-lived, model democracies such as the American, French, and English democracy, and democracies that have begun to consolidate. Researchers indicate different evidences for a change in citizen behavior in relation to the political system in general, as well as in the performance of representative institutions, the change in evaluation criteria and standards, and an excess of information which directly impact on expectations of an ideal performance of democratic institutions. The crisis in liberal democracies is, above all, a crisis of perception, attitudes and values of citizens towards the political regime. Nevertheless, it should be noted that not all countries that have made the transition to democracy have been able to consolidate their regimes. In many cases, democracy only survives under an electoral facade, which hides a silent containment of political competition, serious violations of civil and political freedoms, constant constraints on freedom of the press, fragility of the rule of law, among many other problems. It is possible to find systematic patterns of declining confidence in the leadership and political institutions of so-called trilateral democracy composed by regimes in North America, Western Europe, and Japan. In Brazil and Latin America, the fall of left-wing governments renewed the panorama of an authoritarian tradition which now finds itself favorably ventilated by a renewal and reconfiguration with the rise of a right so averse to the protection of diversities and minorities as in the past. It is in this context that the dossier Political Culture and the Democratic Crisis opens the call for articles on the current situation of crisis of democracies around the world, processes of disintegration of institutions and traditional institutions of liberal democracy models, mechanisms for the construction of citizen participation and of the population's expectations regarding the democratic regime in which they take part, whether in support or rejection, which has procedural relations with the different actors, agendas and models that compete for powers in the public arena of politics.