Ultra-presidentialism as a public policy problem

  • Velasquez Gavilanes, Raul (PI)
  • Gómez, Ana Carolina (PI)

Project: Research Project

Project Details


The research is made up of three moments. First, the conceptualization of the phenomenon of ultrapresidentialism, in which a theoretical documentary analysis and a documentary analysis of those behaviors that reflect the abuse of power by presidents will be carried out.
Secondly, the moment of measuring the perception of ultrapresidentialism will be carried out through the use of qualitative and quantitative methods. Qualitative insofar as the indicators and variables account for attributes that explain a political and social phenomenon, by means of cultural, organizational, situational, and actor elements. Quantitative, insofar as such attributes are measurable within a scale that is translated into numbers, and from which an index composed of two specific figures that measure the perception of the phenomenon will be obtained.
Finally, there is the moment of public policy recommendations, in which the application of the Systemic Analytical Method of Sensitivity will be carried out by means of the Vester matrix, in order to determine the factors that have the greatest influence in each country and, in this way, to propose solutions that directly attack these problematic factors. Likewise, an analysis of those involved and an analysis of alternatives will be applied at this time.

Commitments / Obligations

Effective start/end date2/2/1112/21/12

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Main Funding Source

  • National


  • Bogotá D.C.


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