Public and Private: urban public policies

  • Maria do Amparo Albuquerque Aguiar FACE-Universidade Federal de Goiás
Keywords: urban public policies


The lack of clarity between the Public and the Private has its roots in Liberal thinking, which also presented different currents with opposing positions on the role of the State, denying it attributions on the market or assigning it relevant roles in the regulation of production and as a facilitator of economic activities. The social changes brought about by the development of capitalism have not contributed to a better definition between the public and the private. The own changes resulting from development showed situations of predominance of the Liberal State or the Interventionist State, accompanied by legal systems in constant changes, complicating the relations between the two institutions. Under the effects of this specific complexity, and of many others, Urban Public Policies are difficult to achieve satisfactorily.