Revista mexicana de sociología
versão impressa ISSN 0188-2503
GARRETON, Manuel Antonio; CRUZ, María Angélica e AGUIRRE, Félix. The experience of presidential advisory committees in Chile and the construction of public problems. Rev. Mex. Sociol [online]. 2012, vol.74, n.2, pp.303-340. ISSN 0188-2503.
This text examines the link between the process of formulating public policies and sociopolitical participation on the basis of a study of three presidential advisory boards during the government of Michelle Bachelet. This analysis is set within the framework of debates about the new ways of conducting politics and deepening participatory democracy. Although these boards emerge as a means of refining the government's program and politically mediating social demands, the authors examine wether they can be transformed into an alternative to modify relations between state and society when a series of conflicts linked to the"new social issue" have to be dealt with.
Palavras-chave : public policies; representation; participation; expert knowledge; mobilizations.