Introduction -- Housing policy as critical challenge for development and democracy -- The effect of municipal housing councils on policy outcomes -- Civil society density, participatory governance, and policy outcomes -- Pathways to participatory governance: policy-making in Brazil's municipal housing councils -- The creation effect: evaluating commitment in participatory governance institutions -- Longevity in participatory governance institutions: São Paulo's municipal housing council at 10 -- Conclusion: can democracy remedy social challenges? Findings on the effect of participatory governance institutions.
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