CONSENSUAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION: A NEW PARADIGM OF A PARTICIPATORY AND DEMOCRATIC ACTIVITY

Consensual public administration has become a new facet of the Brazilian Public Administration. Once characterized by the way of acting based on rigidity and one-sidedness, now the new conception of the Administration is endowed with a participatory and democratic bias. In addition to the mandates of the Federal Constitution for the peaceful settlement of disputes, there are notable normative reforms, such as the new Code of Civil Procedure, which benefit the overcoming adversarial mentality in which they aim to insert in the administrative arena the consensual solution of conflicts through negotiation, mediation, conciliation, term of adjustment of management or conduct and use of unnamed techniques. The new paradigm of Public Administration tends to adjust to the demands of modern society, in order to be able to provide efficient management, based on mechanisms governance and decision-making processes with democratic participation, based on the logic of consensus.