Porto Alegre

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  • Public Engagement Mechanisms Analysis

    enduring trust is unlikely to result from engagement itself. It is prolonged engagements over many decisions that count in terms of raising and maintaining public trust. She concludes that official expectations that engagement will bestow public trust is something of a false hope. (researchgate) Coproduction Beyond Engagements and Participation: User and Community Coproduction of Public Services written by Tony Bovaird of the University of Birmingham presents a conceptual framework for understanding the breadth of user and community coproduction roles in local public services, differentiating between different forms of coproduction in a set of six case studies of radical local service initiatives. Case studies: Participatory Budgeting in Porto Alegre In 1989, the Partido dos Trabalhadores party came to power and with them they brought a public engagement budgeting process with them. The participatory budgeting process was called Orcamento Participativo (OP). Being involved in the process empowered the participants to challenge the city services in their area. An example of how the participants challenged one OP initiative: Technical stall proposed traditional small family housing for a shantytown but the residents wanted more densely packed two story houses. A compromise was reached, allowing for high density housing while also respecting technical norms. It was estimated that 50,000 people participated in the OP in 2002. Sure Start Initiative in Gateshead Sure Start is a…

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  • Importance Of Ethics In Brazil

    change in Porto Alegre and the catholic church as a whole, but overall there is still much stigma in many circumstances. In essence, being homosexual is viewed as an abnormality or a disease that needs curing. In a study conducted by the Institute of Psychology at the Universidade Federal, researchers uncovered unsurprisingly that homophobia was notably stronger in individuals who held strong moral convictions that it is wrong. The stigma against homosexuality is in large part due to the views…

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  • What Are The Arguments Against Participatory Democracy

    decisions for millions of others. Currently, having only a few representatives deciding compared to having the millions it will be affecting, making the decisions, is much more accurate. Many citizens sent letters to their senator that never get responses or even read by the senator. With participatory democracy, that issue is no longer a problem. Any letters that would need to be written, the citizens just take care of it themselves with participatory democracy. Porto Alegre, Brazil switched…

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  • Dog Photography Research Paper

    Photos of a dog that is buried in sand have surfaced online. The picture is of five individuals and on it, a dog is buried in sand with only its head not buried in sand. Some people are very callous. It beats logic trying to wind down on a beach by abusing an innocent dog that is defenceless. This cruel incident took place in Brazil on the sandy beaches of Porto Alegre. A group of people who were having quality time having fun on the beach decided to have more fun which was not funny even one…

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  • Representational Or Liberal Democracy

    democracy ) was emphasised as well as raised to high levels of importance ( Heller 2012 : 654 ). Brazil’s new constitution following 1989 emphasised participation in various societal mechanisms such as health,education and powers of local and national government ( Heller 2012 : 654 ). Considering that Brazil’s political sphere was dominated by elites , often these democratic participatory opportunities were non-existant with one exception : Partido dos Trabalhadores ( PT ) also known as the…

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  • Marketing Strategy Of Adidas

    One of them is the Ginga Social undertaking. Ginga Social is the aftereffect of participation between Adidas Brazil and the Brazilian non-legislative association Gol de Letra. Ginga Social is a game based after-school program actualized in five Brazilian urban areas. In each of the five urban communities (Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Salvador and Porto Alegre), Adidas accomplices with a neighborhood association to offer different group and individual games, constantly taking into…

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  • Laguna Research Paper

    restaurants are possible by foot if you stay here. If you feel like cooking, feel free to use the kitchen facilities. This apartment unit has three beds and two baths. It can host a maximum of five guests, allowing each person to have ample time and space to use the amenities. One of the biggest draws of this apartment is its central location. You only need to step out and walk a short distance to reach various supermarkets to pick up food. Alternatively, you can treat yourself to a nice meal…

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  • Error Is Inevitable In Sports

    community can be made up by an influx in tourism and by pleasing multinational corporation sponsors. Even 10 years after the 2004 Athens Games, Brazil did not learn that massive expenditures for international sporting events cause negative consequences that affects a nation’s economic and societal dynamic. International sporting events have also sparked social conflict. Due to the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil and Brazil’s decision to host the Olympics, Brazilians, out of concern for not only…

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  • City Of Minneapolis: Committee Of The Whole: Case Study

    Rebecca Abers suggested in her book, Inventing Local Democracy: Grassroots Politics in Brazil, that the belief that governments and administrations wanting to prove their “competence can rarely ‘afford’ to allow important decisions to be made through slow and inefficient participatory forums” is misguided. Abers cited Porto Alegre, Brazil as an example where the government expanded the process and increased “its control over the governing process.” In the Committee of the Whole case, the goal…

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  • Summary: The Importance Of Child Development In Brazil

    2016). Public schools are free to the public, but severely lacking. They suffer from a shortage of teachers, overcrowded classrooms, and a healthy learning environment. Schools are always not easily accessible, especially in rural areas. If children are from low-income families, they may not have the transportation to get to school. In addition, the family may rely on the child to work and help with income. According to UNICEF, the percentage of students who attend primary school is 87%, but…

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