La gobernanza medioambiental en México. Un análisis del rendimiento de los consejos de desarrollo sustentable

Student thesis: Doctoral thesis


The objective of this research is to analyze the performance of decision-making processes in the Sustainable Development Councils (CDS) in Mexico, which are the socio-statal interface spaces through which the participation of non-governmental actors (social and private) is promoted and stimulated in the environmental policy of Mexico. These councils are spaces with an institutional design of what is now known as governance. What is observed in these spaces is their representativeness, their functioning and incidence, with the aim of investigating, through these three dimensions, the performance of decision-making processes in governance. The results in each of the three dimensions analyzed show that the citizen participation observed in the environmental governance processes in Mexico does not generate univocal or parsimonious processes at all, but a diversity of problems and challenges, both operational and of regulation of the spaces , which confirm the existing complexity when we talk about implementing the specifications in the governance schemes. When observing that the decision-making processes in institutional spaces designed with logic of governance are highly complex and require good designs and a multiplicity of political-administrative factors to consider, this thesis pays attention to an angle little worked in the debate around governance: the "meso" dimension or, in other words, the difficulties and
Date of Award26 Oct 2018
Original languageSpanish
SupervisorMarc Parés (Director)


  • Governance
  • Political participation
  • Mexico

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