Public Hearings about the National Guard
The “Public Hearings about the National Guard” were a number of working tables organized by the Political Coordination Board of the Mexican National Congress to discuss the constitutional reform proposal regarding the implementation of the National Guard. Approximately 80 actors participated in the audiences, including: legislators, governors, municipal presidents, scholars, security specialists, human rights defenders, civil society organizations and private sector representatives.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- only backed by a governmental program or policy
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- civil society private stakeholders
- democratic innovation yields a non-binding decision