The Crisis of Traditional Goverment

Ismael Blanco and Ricardo a Goma (2002, p. 7) describe the crisis traditional governance model as a starting point for a new logic of governance: a The traditional democratic government today is increasingly difficult to respond effectively and efficiently in an environment increasingly complex, uncertain and dynamic, and democratic legitimacy of public institutions is deteriorating to a public which is increasingly reflective and critical, with new valoresa they can not be satisfied with the simple provision of services technocratic publicos.

The historical moment has occurred in Barcelona as in many other places in the world, the need to legitimize action to pass new political institutions to integrate new and emerging subjects universal strategy of participatory citizenship. Thus, as the crisis of legitimacy, credibility and efficiency and effectiveness of representation is more acute, more has strengthened the idea of combining the representation involving Citizen (WOLKMER, 1997, p. 211 a “212). a This paradigm shift led to the formation of a nuevo collective subject as a community space for creating an identity and practices are organized commonscenes . Taking up with the concept of a comunidada (Sader, 1988) presented as a public space stablish pela legitimization of new social forces that seek together to realize their basic attempts. a The model of participatory democracy was well caught by the government of Barcelona by mobilizing a complex of social actors in articulating and integrating a common agenda around which all contribute their skills and talents for the effective conduct of public policies, raising a powerful local power and strategic territorial dimension.