Abstract: The aim of this article is to offer an analysis of the Peace Policies of Uribe Vélez’s Government and their effects on Colombian Democratic Institutions and Political Culture. I will not evaluate directly if the said Peace Policies were successful in ending the Internal Political Conflict of Colombia, but rather to show that the link between a weak Institutional Democracy, such as Colombia`s, the great influence of Uribe Vèlez`s personality in the Political Imaginary and his projects of Democratic Security and of a Communitarian State, in so far as these projects were part of his Peace Policies. The central thesis I defend in this article is that precisely Colombia`s democratic weakness enabled that a Policy such as Álvaro Uribe`s in relation to peace was supported by a large part of the population, even though this Policy instead of strengthening Democracy weakened more its Institutions and Political Culture.
|Translated title of the contribution||Fairwell to Democracy? An analysis of Uribe Velez’s Peace Policies Incidence on the Democratic Institutions of Colombia|
|Journal||Estudios de Filosofía|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2010|