¿Adiós a la democracia? Un análisis de las propuestas de paz en el gobierno de Álvaro Uribe Vélez y su incidencia en las instituciones democráticas Academic Article


  • Abstract: The aim of this article is to offer an analysis of the Peace Policies of Uribe Vélez’s Government and their effects on Colombian Democratic Institutions and Political Culture. I will not evaluate directly if the said Peace Policies were successful in ending the Internal Political Conflict of Colombia, but rather to show that the link between a weak Institutional Democracy, such as Colombia`s, the great influence of Uribe Vèlez`s personality in the Political Imaginary and his projects of Democratic Security and of a Communitarian State, in so far as these projects were part of his Peace Policies. The central thesis I defend in this article is that precisely Colombia`s democratic weakness enabled that a Policy such as Álvaro Uribe`s in relation to peace was supported by a large part of the population, even though this Policy instead of strengthening Democracy weakened more its Institutions and Political Culture.

publication date

  • 2010/12/1


  • Colombia
  • Peace Policies
  • democracy
  • incidence
  • peace
  • peace policy
  • personality
  • political conflict
  • political culture

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0121-3628

start page

  • 9

end page

  • 42