Democracy Beyond the West: Agora Special Series

1 min readSep 10, 2021


The field of deliberative and participatory democracy has developed strong ideals of inclusion and equality. Yet these ideals have mostly been developed from a Western-centric angle. What does democracy beyond the West look like? What can be learned from democratic practices around the world? This special series on the Agora blog brings together diverse voices from across the globe.

The Democracy Beyond the West: Agora Special Series, is published by the Participatory and Deliberative Democracy Group.

This Medium post will be updated below as new articles are released. Stay tuned!

September 20, 2021 | “Maroon Democracy” and Le Morne Brabant

By Jean-Paul Gagnon

September 15, 2021 | “Away with Bolsonaro!” How Feminist Movements Confront Bolsonarism

By Gabriela Maria Farias Falcão de Almeida

June 29, 2021 | The anti-Bolsonaro protests in Brazil: Innovation and tradition in the repertoire of contention under Covid-19

By Ricardo Fabrino Mendonça, Federal University of Minas Gerais




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