Tensions and convergences between Deliberative Democracy and Radical Democracy: synergistic propositions





Deliberative Democracy. Radical Democracy. Citizenship.


The objective of this work is to critically evaluate how the theoretical foundations of Radical Democracy, namely those exposed by Chantal Mouffe and her interlocutors, can contribute to the deepening of Deliberative Democracy with a Habermasian accent and its foundations of political participation. The problem that we intend to highlight concerns the possibility of equalizing the convergences and divergences between the fundamentals of Radical Democracy and Deliberative Democracy, aiming to constitute the improvement of contemporary political participation. In light of these problems, our hypothesis is that certain contributions of Radical Democracy are adequate with Deliberative Democracy; however, others do not, and on these we intend to identify support insufficiencies.

Author Biography

Rogério Gesta Leal, Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC)

Graduação em Direito pela Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (1987), mestrado em Desenvolvimento Regional pela Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (1997), doutorado em Direito pela Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (2000) e pela Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires (2004). Atualmente é professor titular da Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul e da Fundação Escola Superior do Ministério Público do Rio Grande do Sul (FMP) nos cursos de graduação, mestrado e doutorado em Direito. Tem experiência na área de Direito, com ênfase em Direito Administrativo, Direito Penal e Processual Penal, atuando principalmente nos seguintes temas: Estado, Administração Pública e Sociedade, Enfrentamento da corrupção pelo Direito Penal e Processual Penal, Sociedade de Riscos.


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