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Revista Científica General José María Córdova

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MORENO MANCERA, Jose David. Civil-Military Relations in Colombia: supremacy and control of political parties on the military organization. Rev. Cient. Gen. José María Córdova [online]. 2014, vol.12, n.13, pp.333-352. ISSN 1900-6586.

The political party system in Colombia is presented as a feature in Latin America. In a region where the military had a large presence on the political scene, we find as in Colombia this situation is rather the opposite. The purpose of this paper is to present the role of political parties in Colombia and how this role affects the development of the army and the armed forces in the country. Apart from the explanations lie in the Colombian military organization, political parties are the second reason for understanding why in Colombia, the military is so absent of political power. Political parties are equally responsible for monitoring the evolution and development of the armed forces. Political parties are last who will impose a strong military tutelage over throughout the twentieth century.

Keywords : Civilian supremacy; civil control; political parties; civil-military relations; military professionalism.

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