Conclusion and Policy Recommendations
This concluding chapter returns to explore the research question presented earlier in this book: how can we explain the governing relationship that Chile’s public institutions have developed to confront organised crime post-redemocratisation? It targets three aspects of the answer taken from the empirical account: the movement from government to governance; the development and change of policy networks; and the gradual institutional adoption of network governance. The chapter examines how these theoretical underpinnings correlate to three broad periods of time in the governance of organised crime, from 1990 to 1999; from 2000 to 2009; and finally from 2010 to 2014. It reflects also on three empirically-driven ideas. This part exerts a strong focus on explaining how Chile’s case complements the scholarly knowledge in Latin America by studying the role of the state in the delivery of policy; that of the security institutions in shaping the rule of law and social order; and finally, the effects on policy-making when dealing with complicated social behaviours such as the organised crime issue. Then the chapter bridges the empirical and theoretical output and translates it into policy recommendations. This part is connected to the concluding section in allocating this book as a contribution to both academics and practitioners, suggesting it serves as an advancement in the study of security governance in the developing world.