Los mecanismos causales de la participación socialuna aplicación a la regeneración urbana

  1. Simone Busetti 1
  2. Moneyba González Medina 2
  3. María Ángeles Huete García 3
  4. Rafael Merinero Rodríguez 3
  1. 1 Politecnico di Milano (Italia)
  2. 2 Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

    Madrid, España

    ROR https://ror.org/01cby8j38

  3. 3 Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Sevilla, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02z749649

REIS: Revista Española de Investigaciones Sociológicas

ISSN: 0210-5233

Year of publication: 2018

Issue: 164

Pages: 77-96

Type: Article

DOI: 10.5477/CIS/REIS.164.77 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openDialnet editor

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A focus on ‘causal mechanisms’ aids in identifying the causal powers of the different factors that intervene in carrying out a specific policy and in defining the configuration of elements that produce a certain result. This approach was applied in the case of the URBANA programme (2007- 2013) in Alcalá de Guadaíra (Spain), where there was a significant increase in social participation in comparison to other municipalities participating in the same programme. Through studying this case, a theory aimed at discovering the causal mechanisms that triggered this result was constructed, with its possible transferability in mind. A quantitative methodology was applied to select the case, while in-depth interviews with various actors involved in the initiative were used to identify the causal mechanisms.

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