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Making the "Citizen Constitution”: popular participation in the Brazilian transition to democracy, 1985–1988

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This article examines popular participation in the making of Brazil's 1988 post-authoritarian “Citizen Constitution.” In 1987, Brazilians submitted 122 popular amendments (emendas populares) supported by over 12 million signatures to the National Constituent Assembly (1987–88). As this article contends, this extraordinary experiment in popular constitution-making problematizes notions of Brazil's transition from authoritarian to democratic rule as the most conservative of those that swept Lat...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1017/tam.2022.7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
St Antonys College; St Antony's College
Role:
Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-2439-3374
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
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Volume:
79
Issue:
4
Pages:
619-652
Publication date:
2022-10-03
DOI:
EISSN:
1533-6247
ISSN:
0003-1615
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1334765
Local pid:
pubs:1334765
Deposit date:
2023-03-27

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