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Enclosed Democracy - What role do gated communities play in the democratization process in Brazil?

Huttunen, Marko LU (2016) STVA21 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This thesis looks into the question of what role gated communities have played in the process of democratization in Brazil. To answer the question primary data collected during field work in São Paulo in Brazil has been analyzed. Material from in total ten semi-structured interviews with residents in the gated communities Alphaville 1 in Barueri and Condominio da Sucupira in Carapicuiba, two semi-structured interviews with two journalists whereof one on O Estado de São Paulo and one on Folha de São Paulo and one semi-structured interview with a developer of gated communities have been used. Theories by Robert D. Putnam on social capital, theories by Samuel P. Huntington and Robert A. Dahl on democratization, and a theoretical framework by... (More)
This thesis looks into the question of what role gated communities have played in the process of democratization in Brazil. To answer the question primary data collected during field work in São Paulo in Brazil has been analyzed. Material from in total ten semi-structured interviews with residents in the gated communities Alphaville 1 in Barueri and Condominio da Sucupira in Carapicuiba, two semi-structured interviews with two journalists whereof one on O Estado de São Paulo and one on Folha de São Paulo and one semi-structured interview with a developer of gated communities have been used. Theories by Robert D. Putnam on social capital, theories by Samuel P. Huntington and Robert A. Dahl on democratization, and a theoretical framework by Edward J. Blakely and Mary Gail Snyder on gated communities was used. An interesting finding is that gated communities affects social capital and market economy. (Less)
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Denna uppsats tittar på frågan om vilken roll gated communities har spelat i demokratiseringsprocessen i Brasilien. För att besvara frågan har primärdata som hämtats under fältarbete i São Paulo i Brasilien analyserats. Material i form av tio semi-strukturerade intervjuer med boende i gated communityt Alphaville 1 i Barueri och i Condominio da Sucupira i Carapicuiba, två semi-strukturerade intervjuer med journalister varav en på O Estado de São Paulo och en på Folha de São Paulo, samt en semi-strukturerad intervju med en utvecklare av gated communities har använts. Teorier av Robert D. Putnam om socialt kapital, teorier av Samuel P Huntington och Robert A. Dahl om demokratisering och ett teoretiskt ramverk av Edward J. Blakely och Mary... (More)
Denna uppsats tittar på frågan om vilken roll gated communities har spelat i demokratiseringsprocessen i Brasilien. För att besvara frågan har primärdata som hämtats under fältarbete i São Paulo i Brasilien analyserats. Material i form av tio semi-strukturerade intervjuer med boende i gated communityt Alphaville 1 i Barueri och i Condominio da Sucupira i Carapicuiba, två semi-strukturerade intervjuer med journalister varav en på O Estado de São Paulo och en på Folha de São Paulo, samt en semi-strukturerad intervju med en utvecklare av gated communities har använts. Teorier av Robert D. Putnam om socialt kapital, teorier av Samuel P Huntington och Robert A. Dahl om demokratisering och ett teoretiskt ramverk av Edward J. Blakely och Mary Gail Snyder om gated communities har använts. En intressant upptäckt är gated communities påverkar socialt kapital och marknadsekonomin. (Less)
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Huttunen, Marko LU
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STVA21 20161
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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gated communities, socialt kapital, demokratisering, São Paulo, Brasilien
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English
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8873083
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  author       = {Huttunen, Marko},
  keyword      = {gated communities,socialt kapital,demokratisering,São Paulo,Brasilien},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Enclosed Democracy - What role do gated communities play in the democratization process in Brazil?},
  year         = {2016},
}