© 1998


The Politics of Reforming the State

  • Eduardo Posada-Carbó

Part of the Institute of Latin American Studies Series book series (LASS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Introduction

  3. The Colombian State: History, Parties and Constitutional Reform

  4. The State and Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Alvaro Tirado Mejía
      Pages 111-124
    3. Alan Gilbert
      Pages 155-183
  5. The State and the Economic Apertura

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Jorge Ramírez Ocampo
      Pages 187-205
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 263-286

About this book


This book examines the process of political and social reform that Colombia has experienced in the past decade. As the relationship between the state, the economy and the society are redefined in Latin America, Colombia has also undergone substantial transformations. This story offers a Colombian dimension to the increasing interest in processes of state reform elsewhere. The approach is interdisciplinary and will be of interest to political scientists, economists, sociologists, geographers and historians.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Eduardo Posada-Carbó
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Latin American StudiesUniversity of LondonUK

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