Application of concepts to address the study of political instability as a threat to the security of Andean nations. The Ecuadorian case.

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description

The Andean nations, and Ecuador in particular, constitute a universe in which the study of the relationship between security and democracy becomes important, both in theoretical and practical terms. In this regard, the aim is to develop a conceptual framework to define the characteristics of these nations, using Mohammed Ayoob, a security theorist in developing countries, as a reference. This is in order to deepen scientific knowledge about the relationship between security and democracy.
This research seeks to address the phenomenon of political instability as a threat to the security of those countries where there is no effective democratic consolidation, as well as the impact of this on the surrounding countries. Consequently, the central theme of the work will be the impact of political instability on Ecuadorian security, on its relationship with Colombia and on the Andean region.

Commitments / Obligations

Resultados esperados
Con el proyecto se pretende demostrar que la inestabilidad política ecuatoriana ha derivado en que la principal prioridad de la seguridad de ese país sea el ejercicio legítimo y efectivo de la soberanía. De igual forma, se espera analizar el impacto de esta problemática en la relación con Colombia y en el proceso de integración andino.
La idea es utilizar los resultados de la siguiente manera:
 Mostrando la aplicabilidad de la teoría de Mohammed Ayoob para explicar la relación entre seguridad y democracia en los países en vías de desarrollo.
 Conformando una materia electiva que trate sobre los fenómenos políticos contemporáneos de la región andina, aplicando el mismo modelo teórico a Venezuela, Perú y Bolivia.
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/1/0912/30/14

Main Funding Source

  • Internal