Revista de Administração Pública
Print version ISSN 0034-7612
SANTIBANEZ HANDSCHUH, Alejandro and BARRA RANNI, Mauricio. Participation of regional governments in the definition of public policy in Chile: the case of Los Lagos regional government and the National Policy of Hydroponics. Rev. Adm. Pública [online]. 2008, vol.42, n.3, pp. 581-608. ISSN 0034-7612. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0034-76122008000300007.
The article treats the participation of regional governments in the definition of public policy in Chile through the case of Los Lagos Regional Government. It evaluates the participation of the principal regional actors in the definition of public policy as indicators of the degree of centralization in the political institutional design of Chile. The methodology used was the documentary analysis related to the illustrated case, the knowledge of the state refering to the analysis of public policy as a discipline, and the decentralization. Later it was shown the hypotheses that guided the study through the analysis of discourse applied to the interviews of the actors who were involved in the definition of National Policy of Hydroponics.
Keywords : public policies; decentralization; regional government.