AMONG PARTICIPATION AND POLITICAL WILL. POPULAR INICIATIVE AND THE DRAFT BILL FOR WATER INTERGRATED RESOURCE MANAGEMENT “LEY GESTIÓN INTEGRAL DEL RECURSO HÍDRICO” IN COSTA RICA

This article analyzes the political process and organizational context of discussion and struggle for new spaces of political participation in democratic regimes through direct democracy mechanisms such as the popular initiative, with the approach to the topic of citizen participation in the legisla...

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Autor Principal: Abarca, Rocío
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: 2015
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/ciep/article/view/14645
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/13466
Sumario: This article analyzes the political process and organizational context of discussion and struggle for new spaces of political participation in democratic regimes through direct democracy mechanisms such as the popular initiative, with the approach to the topic of citizen participation in the legislative in Costa Rica.Citizen Legislative Initiative is a recent addition in the Latin American constitutions and political practices. In our country, the law Nº8491 was issued on March 9 2006, the product of a constitutional reform which incorporated the terms “popular”, “participatory” and “people”, which led to legislative debate about the meaning of new political practices and legislative discussions about it.