chapter  5
25 Pages

Networks for Policy-making

ByCarlos Solar

This chapter explores the governance of organised crime in Chile during 2010–2014 and studies how the, by then, formed prosecution policy community for organised crime (including the Ministry of the Interior, Carabineros and Investigaciones, the prosecutors from the Ministerio Público and the Financial Analysis Unit) was able to come up with policy plans that demanded consensus, participation and the sharing of information and resources. The chapter also makes sense of the intended democratic anchorage of the policy community. It explores the interactions and structures that allowed the participating actors to combine skills, and how a common democratic grammar of conduct was sought after as the network began delivering policies. It will review three policy programmes set up during the Sebastián Piñera administration (2010–2014) against money laundering, drug trafficking and human trafficking.