Vote and Protest in Argentina and Brazil: contemporary research based reflections on political participation

Camila Penna, Marcelo Carvalho Rosa, Sebastián Pereyra

Abstract


The article presents a comparative analysis of recent citizen’s reflections on political participation in Argentina and Brazil. Throughout the recollection of data from focus groups carried out in 2015 and 2016, we aim to discuss the ways the participants conceived and related the compulsory act of voting with the participation in the recent wave of demonstration in both countries. In the cases presented, there was a prevalent understanding of voting and protesting as complementary forms of political engagement and the participation in protests was conceived as a form to compensate the limitations of formal electoral politics.

 


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Political participation, Protest, Vote, Argentina, Brazil

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.20336/sid.v3i2.82

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