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Titulo: DEMOCRACY AND LEGITIMACY OF THE POLITICAL POWER IN BRAZILIAN SOCIETY IN CRISIS

Resumo:

This article was produced from the classes taught by Maria Victória de Mesquita
Benevides in the discipline Sociology of Education VIII - State, Democracy and
Education in Brazil in the Doctoral Course in Education of the University of São Paulo -
USP. It is discomforting to realize that the theoretical discussions and the reality,
clashed by classic and contemporary authors on the subject denounce the
intensification of the problems and prove their actuality. It is a discussion about the
legitimacy of power in Brazilian society in an ethical-moral, political and economic crisis
that is responsible for one of the greatest social and hopeful crises in the country.
Key-words: Democracy.
Legitimacy. Political power. Brazilian society. crisis