Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)
On-line version ISSN 0718-090X
MELENDEZ, CARLOS and LEON, CARLOS. Peru 2008: The Simultaneous Chess Game of Governability. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.2, pp. 591-609. ISSN 0718-090X. http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0718-090X2009000200016.
The second administration of Alan Garcia (2006-2011) faces governability challenges. While the opposition is unorganized and un-institutionalized (in the Legislative and in the sub-national governments), the threats to governability come from the social conflicts originated in the interior, characterized by their difficulties to aggregate interests (atomized and particularized social demands) and disconnected from the institutionalized actors of the political system. This disconnection makes it difficult to channel social demands. The output is a government that lias decided to play simultenaneous governability games with a diversity of actors, solving junctural conflicts, but unable to achieve definitive solutions to social demands, in a context of economic growth and institutional weakness.
Keywords : Perú; democracia; Estado; gobernabilidad; conflictos.