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PANIAGUA VAZQUEZ, Abraham  and  CAMARGO-GONZALEZ, Ignacio. Implementation of public policies to prevent violence in the municipality of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua: civil society involvement through community leadership. Acta univ [online]. 2017, vol.27, n.4, pp.92-108. ISSN 2007-9621.

The aim of this research is to analyze the incidence of community leaders in the implementation of public policies, focused on violence prevention and based on civil society involvement. The analysis has focused on three relevant categories:ii) Transparency,ii) Accountability, andiii) Governance. The priority character of this objectives is emphasized if we consider two elements:i) Corruption, which has been identified by Mexicans as the second major problem in the country ; andii) a huge public investment destined to the prevention of crime in a municipality that has been overwhelmed by violence, generated by drug cartels power struggle. Conclusions emphasize the importance of including community leaders in the integral process of public policies, as it guarantees at least governmental legitimacy, certainty in the destination of the public fund and strengthening of social capacities.

Keywords : Transparency; accountability; governance; social prevention of violence; Ciudad Juárez.

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