By James P. Kahan, RAND Europe, Luso-American Development Foundation
Exhibits the result of a chain of seminar video games simulating the choice decentralization schemes being reflected to aid illiminate the answer that may result in a extra effective executive.
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Embora a ideia do Cenário B fosse também aceitável, houve algumas dificuldades em acatar a devolução de certas competências para os municípios. Não houve objecções ao cancelamento do referendo nem propriamente à ideia de Centros de Decisão Regional previstos no Cenário C, mas alguns participantes acharam que o Page xxv cenário não era suficientemente específico para poder ser plenamente avaliado, e não compreenderam como iria funcionar. Apesar de, em cada cenário, alguns elementos específicos ( por exemplo, pormenores sobre competências) terem encontrado resistências aqui e ali, esses elementos variaram de sessão para sessão.
In all 21 people from each of the four cities agreed to participate, and 83 people in all actually participated in the seminar games. Among these participants, all the desired representation was obtained with the exception that fewer women and older people than planned could be recruited. The design, conduct and analysis of the seminar games was done by a "control team" of two RAND Europe researchers and five Portuguese counterparts; these latter people occupied the formal roles during the game sessions.
Em lugar do mecanismo da Assembleia Regional, os membros dos Centros de Decisão Regional eram eleitos pelos municípios, numa capacidade proporcional à respectiva população. As competências nas 12 áreas previstas na Lei 56/91, e na saúde, eram transferidas do governo central para esses órgãos, mas numa proporção menor e menos clara que no Cenário A. As delegações regionais dos Ministérios eram substituídas pelos Centros de Decisão Regional nas 7 cidades envolvidas (Lisboa, Porto e 5 sedes das CCR).