Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-090X
CHUAQUI H, Tomas y VALDIVIESO F, Patricio. Una ciudad en busca de un gobierno: Una propuesta para Santiago. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2004, vol.24, n.1, pp.104-127. ISSN 0718-090X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-090X2004000100005.
This article contains an institutional proposal for urban government in Santiago that considers its political viability. Thus, the strategy followed involves taking into account current institutions, which altered in view of the creation of a properly urban government for Santiago. Specifically, the model consists in a reinforcement of the post of the "Gobernación" of the Province of Santiago, attributing to it functions which entail a greater autonomy in relation to city government. This proposal also considers the creation of a city council with citizenship representation originated at the municipal level. In this way we simultaneously pursue the objective of designing a structure of urban government that ought to be politically viable, efficient, and democratically representative. We pursue these objectives on the basis of a diagnosis of the current state of affairs, and also making use of some comparative examples of urban government
Palabras clave : Accountability.