La integralidad en políticas públicas sociales : un recorrido buscando su expresión en la Argentina reciente (1989-2015) y un posible acercamiento conceptual


Di Virgilio, María Mercedes




50 p.


Atribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 2.0 Genérica (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)






The aim of this research was to review the concept of integrality in recent social policies in Argentina, given the relevance that acquired during the last decades in the public administration field. Our intention was to further investigate around two main aspects: how the concept of integrality expressed itself within social public policy in Argentina and if there were several ways to think it and name it. To this effect, in first place we carried out a brief description of how social problems were conceived during the 1989-2001 and 2003-2015 periods and the characteristics adopted by the strategies oriented to attend them during each period. Subsequently, we compared the most relevant characteristics of the interventions to three senses that we think are related to the concept of integrality: coordination, participation and territory. The historical approach and the conceptual proposal arose from the systematization and the documental analysis of authors that have addressed this issue, especially in Argentina and the region. The results indicate that the matter regarding the integrality was related to a resignification process related to the characteristics of the interventions during the nineties. In this sense, we found that the reforms implemented during the second neoliberal process in Argentina were accompanied by decentralized, destatized and focalized social policies, within a larger model of interventions through assistentialism. From 2003 onward, these characteristics were refuted and during the process of implementation the concept of policy was discussed and acquired a new meaning, in which integrality gained importance and became the basis of this new perception in the attendance of social problems. In this context, the new approach conceives integrality in terms of coordination, participation and territory. In some cases comprehensively and in other separately.

Título obtenido

Especialista en Planificación y Gestión de Políticas Sociales

Institución otorgante

Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Sociales

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