This article aims at highlighting the importance of using territorial schemes in accordance with social, economic and cultural situations in Colombia, allowing the configuration of political autonomy in which a government margin is recognized for the care of local interests and its own defense. This comes from the understanding of the conceptual framework of the federal state and the new concepts of federal arrangements. This contributes to understand the idea of process in shaping territorial designs in which recognition of territorial alternatives for diverse populations is essential, but also find forms of cooperation, coordination and solidarity among local authorities. This may break the rigidity of the Colombian unitary state, and allow the territories to be the ones leading their interests once they have been identified.
|Translated title of the contribution||A new paradigm of the unitary state: Territorial asymmetry and coordinating schemes|
|Number of pages||31|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2013|
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