Governor Jorge Capitanich accompanied this Friday the presentation of the book “State and democratic governance: contributions for the construction of state knowledge”together with the director of the Center for State, Government and Public Policies of the National Pedagogical University (UNIPE), Ariel Notta.
The presentation, made within the framework of the closing of the III Chaco Conference on Development and Democracy of the School of Government, was held at the House of Cultures.
“The state and democratic governance are part of a permanent tension regarding the criteria and parameters of inequality and obviously the distribution of income,” explained the president, and assured that “If the State does not regulate the economic concentration of monopolies, does not regulate excesses, does not correct inequalities, does not redistribute resources and does not guarantee rights in terms of access and quality, then societies will definitely be deprived of the quality of those rights and therefore rather than governance”.
The book, whose reading is thought useful to highlight the importance of the inclusion of democratic governance in the agenda and the field of administration and public management studies, is the first publication of the State, Government and Public Policy Center of the National Pedagogical University (CEGoPP. – UNIPE), and was written by Alejo Tolosa, Gustavo Sicca, and Jorgelina Capitanich.
Capitanich also raised the importance of “understanding how the state must be organized”, developing the need to link essential aspects such as moral hazard, reduction of transaction costs, externalities, stimulus system and incentive systems, and the correction of asymmetries. in terms of informationand emphasized that “it is not objectively provable that democracies reduce inequalities in a systematic way, but this depends on government efforts and, therefore, it is very important to associate the State with governance.”
It should be noted that “State and democratic governance: contributions to the construction of state knowledge”, proposes to reflect on democratic governance as a core concept in the social sciences, and addresses the construction of governance as a transdisciplinary problem and typical of current societies, increasingly heterogeneous, complex and dynamic.
The publication includes reflections on the conceptualization of governance, its uses and difficulties in defining it precisely; its relationships with federal systems and multilevel governments; its link with the right to digital citizenship; the social inequalities and demands of the 21st century and its connection with the tensions that inhabit the formation in the State as a tool for the strengthening of democracy.
In this regard, andhe director of the Center for State, Government and Public Policies of UNIPE, Ariel Notta, highlighted that “the entire book, its writing, correction and design, was carried out at the university, and the truth is that the capacity and benefits that are achieved with state resources.
In this sense, the governor stated during his speech that “if the State is not capable of adequately regulating the functioning of the institutions of the economy and society, and in turn cannot reduce inequalities, at the same time it promotes democratic dissatisfaction ”.
“There is always a tension between governance because it marks the effective capacities for the execution of public policies and the limitations that they have, and the tensions always have to do with power disputes with corporate power itself,” Capitanich summarized.
The presentation was attended by Deputy Governor Analía Rach Quiroga; the Minister of Education, Aldo Lineras; the Minister of Security and Justice, Gloria Zalazar, the Minister of Government and Labor, Juan Manuel Chapo; the Minister of Social Development, Pía Chiacchio Cavana; the Secretary of Municipalities Beatriz Bogado; provincial cabinet members, provincial and national legislators, and the general public.