The Colombian Right: the political ideology and mobilization of Uribismo

  title={The Colombian Right: the political ideology and mobilization of Uribismo},
  author={Blendi Kajsiu},
  journal={Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revue canadienne des {\'e}tudes latino-am{\'e}ricaines et cara{\"i}bes},
  pages={204 - 224}
  • Blendi Kajsiu
  • Published 11 March 2019
  • Political Science
  • Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies / Revue canadienne des études latino-américaines et caraïbes
ABSTRACT Uribismo, which refers to the political movement organized by, and around, the former President of Colombia, Alvaro Uribe Velez (2002–2010) and his political party Centro Democrático, is the most important political force in Colombia today. Most journalists and academics in the country characterize it as a multiclass Right-wing neo-populist movement that enjoys uniform support across different social classes. I challenge this understanding, arguing that it is a non-populist… 

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