Civil Society Organizations, Advocacy, and Policy Making in Latin American Democracies

Pathways to Participation

  • Authors
  • Amy┬áRisley

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Amy Risley
    Pages 27-51
  3. Amy Risley
    Pages 53-77
  4. Amy Risley
    Pages 79-98
  5. Amy Risley
    Pages 115-133
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 145-208

About this book


What explains civil society participation in policy making in Latin American democracies? Risley comparatively analyzes actors who have advocated for children's rights, the environment, and freedom of information in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay. Successful issue framing and effective alliance building are identified as 'pathways' to participation.


civil society organizations (CSOs) non-governmental organizations (NGOs) public-interest groups advocacy activism citizen participation policy making democracy coalitions networks alliances collective action frames freedom of Information access to Public Information transparency children's rights child advocacy child protection environmental Advocacy Ralco dam children Citizen Participation environment Government Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) organization participation Policy

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