How not to build a state: Evidence from Colombia

A major problem in many poor countries is lack of state capacity to control violence, enforce laws, tax and regulate economic activity, or provide public services. This column uses the example of Colombia to assess the effectiveness of top-down state-building strategies that prioritise military objectives ahead of all others. Such approaches may not only fail to develop other crucial aspects of state capacity, but may also lead to deteriorations in these incipient capacities. A major problem in many countries today is the lack of state capacity, including the ability to control violence, enforce laws, tax and regulate economic activity, and provide public services. These limitations are rife

Así es el país que votó No

La Silla Vacía describe los resultados del plebiscito por la paz a partir de los datos que organicé junto con Carlos Molina. Continúe leyendo en La Silla Vacía.

Miscelánea de la paz

En 2016, a raíz del plebiscito para ratificar el acuerdo de paz entre el gobierno de Colombia y las Farc, una página web evaluando, primero, los argumentos de cada lado y, después, mirando algo de la geografía de los resultados en las urnas. Siga usted a la Miscelánea.

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