Revista de Derecho
On-line version ISSN 2145-9355
ALFARO PATRON, David; HERNANDEZ MEZA, Nelson; IBARRA PADILLA, Adelaida and MEJIA NIETO, Giancarlo. The economic ethos as a legitimate colombian legal. Rev. Derecho [online]. 2009, n.32, pp. 30-56. ISSN 2145-9355.
The Colombian social structure is composed by as many different lifestyles as many are the regions and cultures of the national territory. This complexity results in the fact that there is not a univocal concept of common good that is able to determine the legitimacy of the national juridical order. It is anyhow clear that the element with the strongest influence is the economical one, as far as the production of laws corresponds to the interests of the economical leading group. Therefore the legitimacy of our juridical order is not based on the customs, values, traditions and habits that are the identity of our nation, but on the economical factor and on the interests of the leading social groups.
Keywords : Legitimacy; ethnicity; dominant ethos; consensus; minority.