Estudios de Filosofía
versão impressa ISSN 0121-3628
DE GAMBOA TAPIAS, Camila. Fairwell to Democracy? An analysis of Uribe Velezs Peace Policies Incidence on the Democratic Institutions of Colombia. Estud.filos [online]. 2010, n.42, pp. 9-42. ISSN 0121-3628.
Abstract: The aim of this article is to offer an analysis of the Peace Policies of Uribe Vélezs 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.
Palavras-chave : Álvaro Uribe Vélezs Peace Policies; weak Democracy; Political Culture; Democratic Security; Political Violence.