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Title Intermediation and Representation in Latin America : Actors and Roles Beyond Elections / edited by Gisela Zaremberg, Valeria Guarneros-Meza, Adrian Gurza Lavalle.
Imprint Cham : Springer International Publishing : Imprint : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.

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Series Studies of the Americas
Studies of the Americas.
Subject Political science.
Comparative government.
Democracy.
Elections.
Latin America -- Politics and government.
Regionalism.
Social justice.
Human rights.
Alt Name Zaremberg, Gisela.,
Guarneros-Meza, Valeria.,
Gurza Lavalle, Adrian.,
Springer SOAS EBA Politics.
Description 1 online resource (XIX, 211 pages 12 illustrations, 3 illustrations in color.) : online resource
Note Off-campus access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS ID and password.
Contents 1. Introduction. Beyond Elections: Representation Circuits and Political Intermediation -- 2. Political Intermediation and Public Policy in Brazil: Councils and Conferences in the Policy Spheres of Health and Women's Rights -- 3. Establishing Intermediaries in Developing Mechanisms of Citizen Participation in La Silsa, Caracas, Venezuela -- 4. Political Rights and Intermediation: Municipal Decentralization and Democratic Innovation in Uruguay -- 5. Bolivia: "Social Control" as the Fourth State Power 1994-2015 -- 6. Citizen Security in Mexico: Examining Municipal Bureaucracy From the View of the Intermediation-Representation Debate -- 7. Conflicts of Representation and Redistribution in the Mexican Labour World -- 8. The Political-Legal Representation Circuit of Human Rights Politics -- 9. Conclusions and Future Research Agenda.
Summary This book shows how the introduction of intermediation is relevant in studying public policy processes, as they are increasingly accompanied by grey spaces in public and non-public arenas that cannot be categorized as purely representative or purely participative. Instead, 'hybrid' mechanisms are developing in the policy-making process, which bring in new actors who either are unelected while being required to represent or advocate for the common good of others or are directly elected but challenged by identity/rights-based issues of the people they are required to act in the best interest of. By addressing five different Latin American countries and a wide range of case studies--from human rights, labour relations, neighbourhood management, municipal bureaucracies, social accountability, to complex national systems of citizen participation--this volume shows the versatility and validity of CIP as a tool for analysing public policy and understanding contemporary democratic innovation in Latin America.
Bibliography Note BibliographyChapter 6: Citizen Security in Mexico: Examining Municipal Bureaucracy from the View of the Intermediation-Representation Debate; The Importance of the (Local) Bureaucrat as a Political Intermediary; Street-Level Bureaucracy; Building a Language of Political Intermediation; Citizen Security in Mexico; Identifying the Links between Political Intermediation and Political Representation: The Case of Las Truchas2; Limited Participation and Political Intermediation: An Application of the CPI; Conclusions; Notes; Bibliography.
ISBN 9783319515380
3319515381
3319515373
9783319515373
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-51538-0
OCLC # 1018393921
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319515373



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