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By Eduardo Posada-Carbó

ISBN-10: 031217618X

ISBN-13: 9780312176181

ISBN-10: 1349260509

ISBN-13: 9781349260508

ISBN-10: 1349260525

ISBN-13: 9781349260522

This e-book examines the method of political and social reform that Colombia has skilled long ago decade. because the dating among the nation, the economic climate and the society are redefined in Latin the US, Colombia has additionally gone through large changes. This tale deals a Colombian size to the expanding curiosity in strategies of country reform somewhere else. The process is interdisciplinary and may be of curiosity to political scientists, economists, sociologists, geographers and historians.

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Hayek himself observes: ' ... competition, which, if it is to be made effective, requires a good deal of government activity directed toward making it effective and toward supplementing it where it cannot be made effective', in Kresge and Wenar, eds. (1994), p. III. Kriegel (1995), p. 40. 'Liberty ... begins with the protection of life secured by law', idem, p. 37. See also Kriegel's interesting distinction between 'human liberty and civil liberty' , idem, pp. 35-43. ' Let me acknowledge from the start that this chapter will not strike a perfect balance between these two.

Iii-xii. Tovar Zambrano (1984), p. 229. Vargas (1938), pp. 154-7. ' 'The science of the state ... will become the most important economic science', L6pez (1968), pp. 54-5. See Kalmanowitz (1994), pp. 97-102, and Urrutia (1994c), pp. 111-21. Thorp (1991), p. 199. Pierson (1996), p. 126. Cepeda Ulloa (I 994c), pp. 43-51. After his resignation, the Minister, Mauricio Vargas, published his memoirs revealing some intimacies of the process of reform, including the problems with Telecom. See Vargas (1993).

25 Whether or not the reformers were correct in their diagnosis of the Colombian crisis, only history will tell. For the moment, it is important to identify the way state modernisation has been conceived, and discuss its theoretical and practical implications. If empowering the citizen is the key to modernisation, the reforms should fill the vacuum left open by the previous efforts, as discussed 8 Colombia: The Politics of Reforming the State by Marco Palacios (Chapter 1). However while Palacios links modernisation with centralisation, the spirit of the reform goes in the opposite direction.

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