Los problemas no resueltos de la democracia y el fortalecimiento de la protesta y los movimientos sociales en el siglo XXI

Translated title of the contribution: The unsolved problems of democracy and the strengthening of protest and social movements in the 21st Century

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Abstract

Old problems of representative democracy are more relevant than in
the past, because in a world of billions of people; the various
interests, values and life prospects collide without major consensus to
find ways of dialogue and agreement for shared future. Protests
generated in the last decade, should be taken seriously by states,
corporations and international organizations, who should seek to
improve channels of communication with society, making the
necessary changes and adjustments, to promote participation and
transparency in public decisions that affect everyone, before the
outrage and shared anger of citizens causes massive protests that
delegitimize the system as a whole. Thus, this article seeks to
analyze the deficiencies of representative democracy in the digital
world, and then explain the emergence of strong protests and social
movements in the last decade. highlighting how excessive violence
by the public force affects the human rights of citizens and breaks the
possibilities for dialogue and consensus in democratic states of law.
Perhaps we are at a crucial moment in the history of humanity that
requires all our care to avoid falling into old authoritarianisms. This
article is for reflection, through the analysis of secondary sources
Translated title of the contributionThe unsolved problems of democracy and the strengthening of protest and social movements in the 21st Century
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Pages (from-to)95-125
Number of pages30
JournalRevista Direitos Fundamentais & Democracia
Volume25
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 28 2020

Concepts

  • Concept
  • Communication
  • Representative Democracy
  • Social Movements
  • Protests
  • Social Networks

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