(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Policies for Participation, Life in Association and Confidence, Implications in the Case of Chile

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Universidad de Los Lagos, Chile


In Chile, the structure of the state has become modernised and decentralised, and the municipalities play an important role in this development. As a result, there are expectations of policies for participation that direct the concerns of citizens with respect to public policies at a local level. Similar to other states in Latin America, Chile enjoys policies that could be perfected in an effort to achieve better integration and synergy among them, especially in the municipalities. This article presents arguments and evidence in the case of Chile in respect of mechanisms of participation, associative life and confidence in the municipalities, as well as proposing ways to perfect public policies for local participation.

L’A. étudie les attentes que soulèvent la modernisation et la décentralisation des institutions du Chili en matière de participation directe des citoyens. Il démontre de quelle manière les politiques peuvent être améliorées afin de mieux les intégrer dans le processus de décision. Il illustre son propos par les mécanismes de la participation locale, de la vie associative et de la confiance dans les communes


Article of periodic

published at : Bulletin of Latin American research / ISSN 1470-9856

Editor : Blackwell , Oxford - ROYAUME-UNI (1995)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 31, no3 [pp. 336-351]
Published in 2012



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : 10.1111/j.1470-9856.2012.00698.x

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