La participación ciudadana en el ámbito local de la Región de Murcia (2010-2020)

  1. Clavero Mira, Esther
Supervised by:
  1. Juan José García Escribano Director
  2. Ángel Olaz Capitán Director

Defence university: Universidad de Murcia

Fecha de defensa: 27 October 2022

  1. Pilar Ortiz García Chair
  2. Francisco Eduardo Haz Gómez Secretary
  3. Jaume Blancafort Sansó Committee member

Type: Thesis


This doctoral thesis studies the different elements that motivate the citizen participation in the municipalities of the Region of Murcia. This goal has been achieved by means of the analysis of numerous factors that influence the different experiences of citizen intervention in local public management. The analysis demonstrates that administrative structure, lack of citizen motivation or weakness of associative network not adapted to digitization processes are part of the problem. Political consensus, lack of political will of actors, and high effort required to remain in power relations can be added. Hence, the formation of patronage dependency networks become one of the limiting risks for the development of citizen participation.