『Participation in Housing Movements in São Paulo—Agency, Structure and Institutionalization—』
by Ryohei Konta / Published in 2018発行 / ISBN978-85-444-2500-8
The book attempts to identify a way in which the urban poor people participate in social movements, which the previous studies has overlooked. The study analyzes the interactive relationships between the urban poor in collective actions and the participatory governance, which is one of the structural changes in Brazil since the democratization in 1985, addressing the agency of the urban poor including the elderly people. The author conducted the field researches on housing movements in São Paulo during the first decade of the 2000s, when mainly the administrations of Workers’ Party (PT) was implementing and institutionalizing the participatory governance in Brazil. This book is the result of these researches in about 10 years, and also a reality of the struggles for better life by the poor population in São Paulo, the largest city in the Southern Hemisphere (The book in Portuguese).