Democracy and the Summit of the Americas: Political Commitments for Colombia

18 Pages Posted: 10 Jul 2002

Date Written: 2002

Abstract

After the Quebec Presidential Summit of The Americas Meeting, countries like Colombia will have to reshape its political structure to meet Hemispheric requirements. We will have to encourage universal education, preserve democracy, deepen economic integration and eradicate poverty. This is a very serious commitment for a country encroached in guerrilla warfare, drug trafficking, money laundering an other afflictions. However this short paper brings deeper reflections upon, to show that the Inter-American dialogue may be also jeopardized if these short term circumstances are not fully overcome by the empire of more profound postulations. That is preserving the very fundamentals of trade as the engine of growth and wide spreading the presence of civil society considered as the root of democracy.

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JEL Classification: F15, F23, N16, O54

Suggested Citation

Pérez-Toro, José, Democracy and the Summit of the Americas: Political Commitments for Colombia (2002). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=315876 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.315876

José Pérez-Toro (Contact Author)

Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano ( email )

Carrera 4 No 22-61
Bogota, DC Cund 1
Colombia

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