200 años de Constituciones nacionales colombianas (1821-2021)

Translated title of the contribution: Two hundred years of Colombian National Constitutions (1821-2021)

Hugo Andrés Arenas Mendoza

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This research article seeks to establish the reasons why constitutional changes have occurred throughout Colombian history. It is first necessary to briefly present the constitutional history of these past two hundred years. Specifically, the Constitutions of 1821, 1830, 1832, 1843, 1853, 1858, 1863, 1886 and the current of 1991, will be studied and the historical context within which each one occurred will be analyzed. This study uses both historical-legal and inductive analytical methods, which allows us to draw some parameters to understand constitutional changes and their relationship with the real elements of power. In conclusion, Colombia's constitutional changes have arisen due to different causes such as independence from the Spanish crown, civil wars, economic crises and religious causes.

Translated title of the contributionTwo hundred years of Colombian National Constitutions (1821-2021)
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)47-75
Number of pages29
JournalCuestiones Constitucionales
Issue number45
StatePublished - Jul 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Law


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