Analytical Narrative on Subnational Democracies in Colombia

Clientelism, Government and Public Policy in the Pacific Region

  • Andrés Cendales
  • Angela Pinto
  • Jhon James Mora
  • Hugo Guerrero

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Andrés Cendales, Hugo Guerrero, Jaime Wilches, Angela Pinto
    Pages 1-9
  3. Andrés Cendales, Jorge Olaya, Gustavo Duncan
    Pages 11-64
  4. Andrés Cendales, Nestor Garza, Santiago Arroyo
    Pages 65-83
  5. Andrés Cendales, Hugo Guerrero, Jaime Wilches
    Pages 105-114
  6. Andrés Cendales, Hugo Guerrero, Jaime Wilches, Angela Pinto
    Pages 115-117

About this book


This book examines the state-building process in Colombia, specifically in the Pacific Coast region. Using the regionally isolated and historically neglected Pacific Coast as a case study, the authors analyze the Colombian nation-building and democratic processes, applying diverse methodology and an interdisciplinary focus.  The early chapters lay the foundation of the text through the historical reconstruction of political turmoil in Colombia and the birth of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and its confrontations with the government establishment. It then moves to a public choice analysis of public policy and clientelism within local democracies. The later chapters test the theoretical models using regional information about governability and election result patterns and discuss a further research agenda. Grounded in behavioral models with clearly defined agents, contingency plans, and outputs, this book will be of use to students studying Latin American political science and public policy, as well as researchers interested in state and nation-building and local governance.   


public policy subnational analysis local governments game theory clientelism corruption

Authors and affiliations

  • Andrés Cendales
    • 1
  • Angela Pinto
    • 2
  • Jhon James Mora
    • 3
  • Hugo Guerrero
    • 4
  1. 1.Universidad de los AndesBogotáColombia
  2. 2.Department of Business and International RelationsUniversity of La SalleBogotáColombia
  3. 3.Department of EconomicsIcesi UniversityCaliColombia
  4. 4.Department of Business and International RelationsUniversity of La SalleBogotáColombia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-13008-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-13009-1
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-5504
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-5512
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