War and Lack of Governance in Colombia: Narcos, Guerrillas, and U.S. Policy
International Law and Economic Development Center
Hoover Institution Essays in Public Policy, Vol. 107, 2001
This essay addresses the institucional governance-related factors associated with Colombia´s civil war and fight against terrorism. The piece identifies governance-related explanatory indicators based on measuring government effectiveness, efficiency, transparency, abuses of discretion, acountability, and corruption. A policy recommendation section accounts for the pending measures needed to assert the presence of the Colombian State within those regions ravaged by guerrilla activity in alliance with narco & arms trafficking.
Keywords: judicial reform, terrorism, organized crime, legal reform, alternative dispute resolution, economic development, institutional reform
JEL Classification: H70, H77, K00, K10, I32, I30, K14
Date posted: September 20, 2006