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LIPPEZ DE CASTRO, Sebastián. What is the Participation Ratio Citizens Could Have in the Policy and Local Investment's Decision-Making Processes in Colombia? Towards the Territorial Autonomy Operationalization. Pap.polit. [online]. 2010, vol.15, n.1, pp.87-110. ISSN 0122-4409.

This article analyzes and corroborates, supported by the Local Public Choice Model, the "Visión Colombia II Centenario 2019" arguments used to demonstrate that the Colombian decentralization process has been successful and that its future strengthening will have place through an increasing territorial autonomy. Following the Local Public Choice Model, this paper also proposes an operationalization of the territorial autonomy and the citizen's participation in the decentralization process. The results show that during the period 2000 - 2006, in spite of a slight advance, around 75% of the municipalities have the autonomy to allocate less than 10% of their budgets, which contradicts the position of "Visión Colombia II Centenario 2019" on the decentralization process.

Keywords : Decentralization; Territorial Autonomy; Citizens Participation; Local Government; Local Public Choice and "Visión Colombia II Centenario 2019"; Administrative Autonomy; Decentralization in Government; Citizen Participation; Local Governmet; Colombia.

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