Democracy in Dangerous Places: Colombia Vote with Paramilitary Preferences
11 Pages Posted: 14 Mar 2010
Date Written: March 13, 2010
This paper discusses the problem of paramilitary violence in Colombia and its effects on democracy. The elections were part of the purpose of self defense and constituted a disguised form to retain its drug trafficking economy. The impacts on institutional technology have been negative: representative democracy, the electoral system and voting, they were not the same. With paramilitary violence changed the electoral map in areas contested by the traditional political parties. Voting with paramilitary preferences mean the biggest challenge is constitutional democracy in Colombia.
Keywords: Colombia, Democracy, Paramilitary, Vote, Representative Government
JEL Classification: D7, D74, H5, H56, H7, H77, Z00
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