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Title: The end of democracy and the modes of resistance in education.
Authors: Reis, Carlos Francisco de Sousa 
Formosinho, Dores 
Dujo, Ángel García del 
Keywords: Democracy; Struggles for Recognition; Voluntary Servitude; Resistance; Education
Issue Date: 2017
Serial title, monograph or event: Universal Journal of Educational Research
Volume: 12A
Issue: 5
Abstract: Our scope is to show how democracy has been trivialized as a concept and, more worryingly, as a mystified practice of consented servitude, which supposedly would bring to its very end. In fact, for the emblematic occidental societies, democracy has, at the best, been reduced to a consumerist way of life, under the capitalist liberal order, and the façade of a 'spectacularized' electoral process. Overall, the word 'democracy' is currently used to mask different forms of authoritarianism, from which nor even western societies escape. In such context, as to the promises of democracy for schools' systems, we see nothing but a bureaucratic centralization, allowing no more than an instrumental autonomy of power of execution through which the players only enjoy a 'voluntary servitude' to the neoliberal naturalized ideology of efficiency, competitiveness and pseudo meritocracy. We thus conclude by suggesting possibilities of resistance and the empowerment of the subject.
ISSN: ISSN: 2332-3205 (Print) ISSN: 2332-3213 (Online)
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2017.051308
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:I&D CEIS20 - Artigos em Revistas Internacionais

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