• Governance, Authority and Social Change: an Ecosystem Approach

    Author(s):
    André Francisco Pilon (see profile)
    Date:
    2021
    Group(s):
    Environmental Humanities
    Subject(s):
    Politics and government, Economics, Sustainable development
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Governance Politics Economics SocialChange Sustainable development, Governance, Politics, Social power
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/87wf-z879
    Abstract:
    Part of the literature about politics is dedicated to questions of authoritarianism, which, in the vision of the authors, would be a crescent menace to democratic regimes throughout the world. This is the point: democracy, in the paper, is different from what actually happens in the practice and can be even be the opposite. In the so called democratic societies, authoritarianism can be disguised in several manners, in the concepts of knowledge, culture, education, development, growth, wealth, work and freedom embedded in the market-place and in public institutions. Public policies ignore transformations priorities and the clashes between formal and informal institutions and elite agencies as critical junctures that lead to different outcomes. Free choice is restricted by the propaganda of products and life styles presented as the only alternative for a good life, notwithstanding the increasing cultural, educational, social and economic disparities.
    Notes:
    Authoritarianism is known to haunt countries where people are dissatisfied with the overall quality of life, characterized by increased criminal threats to citizens' security, widespread political corruption, overwhelming inflation, unemployment, subsistence problems, and attempts at social order, inadequate access to judicial courts to protect rights and guarantee livelihoods, a situation that triggered dictatorships and revolutions in many countries of the world.
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