Peru 2008: The simultaneous chess game of governability

Carlos Meléndez, Carlos León

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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 has 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.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)591-609
Number of pages19
JournalRevista de Ciencia Politica
StatePublished - 20 Nov 2009
Externally publishedYes

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