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Valores y Diseños de Política Pública: El Caso de la Implementación del Programa Chile Solidario en las Comunas de la Región de Antofagasta


  • Marcelo Lufin Varas

    () (IDEAR - ORDHUM - Department of Economics, Universidad Católica del Norte - Chile)

  • Ángela Villalobos Lorca

    (Licenciada en Sociología, Universidad Católica del Norte - Chile)


The objective of this paper is to discuss the role that values play into designing and implementing public policies, for this, we studied the case of social protection policy designed in Chile in its implementation in a regional (state) level using a the Region of Antofagasta, Chile, as case of study. The analysis was performed using data from local surveys and interviews with municipal staff responsible for local implementation of that policy. We used social network analysis as a main tool to represent and to analyze the case. These results show significant regional heterogeneity in valoric terms, and also in terms of work practices associated with implementing. These reveal the existence of groups of neighboring municipalities in those relational constructed spaces and also groups that behave in divergent manner. These issues could significantly affect the potential effectiveness of public policy design when they are deployed territorially.

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  • Marcelo Lufin Varas & Ángela Villalobos Lorca, 2013. "Valores y Diseños de Política Pública: El Caso de la Implementación del Programa Chile Solidario en las Comunas de la Región de Antofagasta," Documentos de Trabajo en Economia y Ciencia Regional 39, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile, Department of Economics, revised Mar 2013.
  • Handle: RePEc:cat:dtecon:dt201308

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    Public policy; regional policy; social norms; social capital; networks analysis; cultural anthropology; and regional planning.;

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