The Third Wave of Democratization in Latin America: From “Restricted” to “Besieged”: The Changing Nature of the Limits to Democracy in Colombia

  title={The Third Wave of Democratization in Latin America: From “Restricted” to “Besieged”: The Changing Nature of the Limits to Democracy in Colombia},
  author={Ana Mar{\'i}a Bejarano and Eduardo Pizarro Leong{\'o}mez},
During the last decade and a half, Colombia has witnessed both an improvement in the dimensions of democratic participation and contestation and a severe deterioration in those dimensions of democracy related to effective protection of civil liberties and subordination of the military. While the term “semi-democracy” seems most appropriate to classify the Colombian political regime, the restrictions that made the Colombian regime semi-democratic during the second half of the twentieth century… Expand

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