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Title: Can protest movements influence the (re)formulation of public policies? Analysis of the recent controversial reform of the Portuguese public maternal health services
Other Titles: ¿Pueden los movimientos de protesta influir en la (re) formulación de políticas públicas?
Authors: Matos, Ana Raquel 
Keywords: Public policies on health; Protests movements; Citizen participation; Protests as participation
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Universidad Central de Chile
Serial title, monograph or event: Enfoques
Volume: 8
Issue: 12
Place of publication or event: Santiago
Abstract: The present work attempts to counter the restricted view about citizen participation and points out its relevance in public policies (re) formulation. In order to do that, it will focus on protest actions occurred in 2006 and 2007, in Portugal, motivated by the decision of the Health Ministry to close several maternity wards. Based on the analysis of the arguments advanced by the political power, reasoned on a report elaborated by an expert group and on the analysis of the popular reactions during the protests, this article offers an analysis of the geography of the protests. It also evaluates the capacity of the popular movements to participate in the decision process as well as the political empowerment emerging from this form of collective action.
Este trabajo intenta replicar al punto de vista restringido respecto a la participación ciudadana y destaca su relevancia en la (re)formulación de políticas públicas. para llevar esto a cabo, se enfocará en las acciones de protesta ocurridas en 2006 y 2007 en portugal, motivadas por la decisión del ministerio de salud de cerrar salas de maternidad. basándose en el análisis de los argumentos del poder político explicados en un informe realizado por un grupo de expertos y en el de las reacciones populares durante las protestas, este artículo presenta un análisis de la geografía de las protestas. asimismo, evalúa la capacidad de los movimientos populares de participar en los procesos de decisiones tanto como en el empoderamiento político que emerge de esta forma de acción colectiva.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10316/80624
ISSN: 0718-0241
0718-9656
Rights: openAccess
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