Dominican Republic

The decline of authoritarian regimes in the last century gave rise to a democratic system that is conserved, whose daily struggle is to preserve it; emerged social organizations which, over time, will strengthen as interpreters of the needs of citizens by weaknesses that have political parties, either by their struggles of interest or ignorance of the true social reality; or by his desire to only achieve political power from time to time; or in extreme cases, by ignorance. The shaping of the political system was in a general sense: society, State and political parties, the latter which exclusively countries channelled demands as intermediaries of the first so that it was satisfied by the second. With the participation of social groups organized in these days, there is a new actor, Civil society, which promotes citizen opinion by others. Without that try to deepen in its conceptualization, since it has provoked enormous discussions and debates of ideas, not less true is that not is You can deny its existence in these historic moments. Civil society contributes to political stability, governance and democratic institutions. Further, regarding the concept of participatory democracy, Civil society is strengthened by their integration in the political, social, economic and cultural process and/or training of social subjects. Live daily the various mechanisms employed by the so-called Civil society to win recognition or space in the development of the tasks of national life and the inter-relationship that establishes with other more influential groups that operate in other countries.

Such as: social mobilization, public opinion, public policy demand generation, and because not, participation in the formulation of these. The level of interference in some cases and incidence in others, in decision-making and execution of plans of the State by obeying to partisan interests is also known. However, a good development of the Civil society, it has verified, it strengthens the efficiency of public management; strengthens democracy; he collaborates with social control, transparency, the legality of the institutions and the rule of law of the citizens. And still more, we have had the experience, particularly in Dominican Republic, the validity of their collaboration for the maintenance of social peace and governance with their participation in election processes. It is my interest to highlight look like to relate it to the safety of the users of the public roads. It’s the social force that has Civil society when he articulates in a formidable manner social demands. I am referring to the defence of the rights of citizens in the use of the road network, as a non-negotiable element of the human rights to freedom of movement and the obligation of the State to preserve the physical and mental integrity of these users. Mario Holguin / FundReD Rep.