The article discusses the ambiguities of the concept and practices of democratic participation, situating it within neoliberalism. It identifies some critical elements: from the bipartition between conventional and non-conventional participation to the hyper-optimistic and uncritical rhetoric that has accompanied the success of digital communication ecosystems. The rhetoric on the supposed potential of the digital relates to the development of “participationism”, that is a social narrative that exalts a neutral and non-conflictual dimension of participation, and which goes hand in hand with the processes of depoliticisation, typical of neoliberalism. Considering participation as a political principle means, on the other hand, reconsidering the link between political participation and community building, as well as identifying participatory processes as necessary tools for fostering social inclusion.

La partecipazione democratica fra narrazione neoliberista e opportunità di inclusione / Sorice, Michele. - 1:(2022), pp. 117-130.

La partecipazione democratica fra narrazione neoliberista e opportunità di inclusione

Sorice Michele
2022

Abstract

The article discusses the ambiguities of the concept and practices of democratic participation, situating it within neoliberalism. It identifies some critical elements: from the bipartition between conventional and non-conventional participation to the hyper-optimistic and uncritical rhetoric that has accompanied the success of digital communication ecosystems. The rhetoric on the supposed potential of the digital relates to the development of “participationism”, that is a social narrative that exalts a neutral and non-conflictual dimension of participation, and which goes hand in hand with the processes of depoliticisation, typical of neoliberalism. Considering participation as a political principle means, on the other hand, reconsidering the link between political participation and community building, as well as identifying participatory processes as necessary tools for fostering social inclusion.
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Participation, Neoliberalism, Inclusion, Depoliticisation, Citizenship
La partecipazione democratica fra narrazione neoliberista e opportunità di inclusione / Sorice, Michele. - 1:(2022), pp. 117-130.
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