Análisis de la democracia participativa colombiana. A propósito del plebiscito por la paz de 2016.

Translated title of the contribution: Analysis of the colombian participatory democracy.: On the peace plebiscite of 2016.

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This paper analyses, in first place, the regulation, main constitutional jurisprudence and essential practice of the participatory democracy in Colombia from the approval of its Political Constitution of 1991 to know its state and to understand its reasons. The reached conclusion is that, while the importance that the Constitution gives to participation is big, the practice of participatory tools has been from 1991 little, being the main reason the developing regulation of the Law 134 of 1994, but not being discarded other reasons, as the corruption and the huge economic inequality, that alienate the citizens from political participation. In second place, and from this previous knowledge, it is analyzed the ratification plebiscite of the peace agreements between the Government with the FARC guerrilla of 2016. It is concluded that the plebiscite was a son of the described traits of the Colombian participatory
Translated title of the contributionAnalysis of the colombian participatory democracy.: On the peace plebiscite of 2016.
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)171-203
Number of pages33
JournalRevista Espanola de Derecho Constitucional
Issue number115
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Colombia
  • FARC
  • Participatory democracy
  • Peace
  • Plebiscite


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