Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
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CORDEIRO, Joselma Cavalcanti; VILLASANTE, Tomás Rodriguez Pietro and ARAUJO JUNIOR, José Luiz do Amaral Correa de. Participation and creativity as tools of analysis of public policies. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.4, pp.2123-2132. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232010000400026.
In the context of current globalization, important modifications of the international relations and of the ideological, technical, and cultural components in the administration of the States are expressed by non-legitimate public action principles which account for social iniquity and the weakening of the role of the State. Regardless of its political origin or ideological orientation, the economic development plans and programs exhibit a prevailing uniformity. The challenge today implies mobilizing in local capacities with the objective of changing the quality of public action through the adoption of new development strategies able to integrate new social dimensions with other mechanisms of action. One of them, the intersectoral action, demands the structural revision of the administrative and cultural frontiers of the public and private social agents as a means of making a new tentative sociopolitical arrangement. The complexity of politics, projects and programs is taken as a methodological landmark based on the following theoretical presuppositions: integrality, social networks, and sociopraxis, constructing a participative process of knowledge to a political analysis in search of a change in the approach of the sociopolitical processes, starting from local social networks.
Keywords : Globalization; Public policies; Integrality; Social networks; Sociopraxis.