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Frontera norte

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PENA, Víctor S.. Sonora's Citizen-Watchdog: About Legitimacy during the Implementation of a Public Decision. Frontera norte [online]. 2016, vol.28, n.55, pp.79-102. ISSN 2594-0260.

Subnational governments in Mexico have been creating citizens' advisory councils on a regular basis. Through these mechanisms, governments seek to incorporate forces to challenge administrations and/or legitimize any decisions. What is really achieved? From a critical perspective, this paper studies an episode based on the work of a citizens' advisory council where the governor of Sonora, a state in northern Mexico, appointed his citizens' advisory council.

Keywords : accountability; citizen participation; public policy; Sonora; Mexico.

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