publication . Article . 2007

Rethinking Local Governance: Hierarchies and Networks in Mexican Cities

Francisco Porras;
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  • Published: 15 Oct 2007 Journal: European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (issn: 1879-4750, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: CEDLA
In recent years, the literature of governance has  gained relevance in public administration studies.  One of its main contributions has been to propose  that the use of networks in policy processes, instead of hierarchies, has modified our understanding of contemporary government. Governance  literature has been produced mainly in AngloSaxon countries; nevertheless, this article argues  that it has some value as a tool to explain present  dynamisms in Mexican municipalities. Local  networks have become more important to policymaking in Mexico and, as a result, nongovernmental actors are now more influential in  some policy sectors. The article proposes that thi...
free text keywords: local governance, networks, public policy, municipalities, gobernanza local, redes, políticas públicas, municipalidades, México, Geography (General), G1-922, Sociology and Political Science, History, Sociology, Humanities, Cartography, Anthropology
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