Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
SILVA, Ana Licks Almeida; MACHADO, Eduardo Paes and SIQUEIRA, Carlos Eduardo. Better this than nothing! Participation and accountability on risk management of Camaçari Petrochemical Complex, in Bahia State. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.6, pp.2153-2162. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232009000600022.
This research intends to analyze the model adopted in the construction of community advisory committees. The empirical object is the Community Advisory Committee of Camaçari Complex (BA), the first one to be set up in the country and that has been used as a reference for the implementation of others. Participant observation and seventeen interviews were the main sources of data. The advisory committee constitutes itself in a sophisticated mechanism of docilization and responsabilization for the spread of an organizational hegemonic ideology and neoliberal modes of governance.
Keywords : Risk; Participation; Responsabilization; Power; Community Advisory Committee.