Colección: La Educación
Número: (129-131) I,III
There is a new interest in community participation at the global level. Participation has always had moral and political legitimacy, as it signifies the basic ideology of democracy, but now it has legitimacy in macro-economics and management, as well. It offers better results than the more traditional vertical-formal or paternalistic methods. Participation, an important organizational tool and an end in itself, may offer significant contributions to Latin America in various social problems, as it is a region of such high inequality. Discussions have not turned into actions, however, because of a strong resistance to participation. This article proposes and substantiates six unconventional theses on the topic. First it shows, with figures, how participation demonstrates greater efficiency. Secondly, it identifies its comparative advantages. Third, it explains its importance in the new management paradigm. Fourth, it clears up the causes of the resistance and the interests that participation affects. Fifth, it suggests concrete policies to overcome this resistance. Finally, it points out how participation is a part of human nature and constitutes a basic human right.
[INDICE] [RESUMEN] [LA PARTICIPACIÓN EN EL CENTRO DEL ESCENARIO] [PRIMERA TESIS: LA PARTICIPACIÓN DA RESULTADOS] [SEGUNDA TESIS: LA PARTICIPACIÓN TIENE VENTAJAS COMPARATIVAS] [TERCERA TESIS: LA PARTICIPACIÓN ES UN NUCLEO CENTRAL DE LA GERENCIA DEL AÑO 2000] [CUARTA TESIS: LA PARTICIPACIÓN ENFRENTA FUERTES RESISTENCIAS E INTERESES] [QUINTA TESIS: SE REQUIEREN POLÍTICAS Y ESTRATEGIAS ORGÁNICAS Y ACTIVAS PARA HACER AVANZAR LA PARTICIPACIÓN] [SEXTA TESIS: LA PARTICIPACIÓN SE HALLA EN LA NATURALEZA MISMA DEL SER HUMANO] [SUMMARY] [NOTAS] [BIBLIOGRAFÍA]