Citizen participation and education for democracy

Mercedes Oraisón

Abstract


Participation by the citizenry in various aspects of social life – particularly the public/politicalsphere – is a prominent issue in social research of recent years. The purpose of this article is toreflect upon citizen participation’s potential as a citizenship-building strategy. It addresses callingattention to citizen participation – an aspect that has been steadily taking shape and becomingstronger and whose keynote is the interaction of civil society actors and a government institution,with the purpose of intervening in matters of public interest.

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