The Green Wave Reaches the Shore: The Green Party Comes to National Unity

Revista Andina de Estudios Políticos, Vol. 1, No. 8, July 2011

15 Pages Posted: 27 Aug 2011 Last revised: 13 Jun 2014

See all articles by José Manuel Mejía Villena

José Manuel Mejía Villena

Instituto de Estudios Políticos Andinos; Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos - Department of Political Science

Date Written: July 1, 2011

Abstract

Two decisions of the National Directorate of the Green Party have come to defined contingently Colombian politics at least in the medium term. The first is the ratification of the candidacy for mayor of Enrique Peñalosa for Bogotá, despite strong opposition from important sectors of the same party, which led to a series of resignations and removals, including those of Antanas Mockus. The second decision relates to the entrance of the Green Party of National Unity, which leaves the government of Juan Manuel Santos no significant opposition to this president and outlines a possible re-election. To explain these decisions we take two theoretical tools, 1) Allison conceptual model of bureaucratic politics and 2) the critical junctures inserted in the historical sequences of path dependence in the form of self reinforcement.

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Keywords: Bogota, Sub National Elections 2011, critical junctures, bureacratic politics, Colombian Green Party

JEL Classification: N46

Suggested Citation

Mejía Villena, José Manuel, The Green Wave Reaches the Shore: The Green Party Comes to National Unity (July 1, 2011). Revista Andina de Estudios Políticos, Vol. 1, No. 8, July 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1917875

José Manuel Mejía Villena (Contact Author)

Instituto de Estudios Políticos Andinos ( email )

Lima, Lima
Peru

Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos - Department of Political Science ( email )

Lima, Lima
Peru

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