Reforma y Contrarreforma Agraria en Colombia (Reform and Self Defeating Agrarian Reform in Colombia)
Revista de Economía Institucional, Vol. 13, No. 24, p. 327, 2011
30 Pages Posted: 16 Jun 2011
Date Written: June 1, 2011
The agrarian problem in Colombia is an economic and political issue. Attempting to solve it, with only technical means has been a failure and it is shown by facts. Although efforts have been made using political means no progress has been made. Colombian history shows that. The lack of an effective democratic solution has limited Colombian social development and has made conflict over land and violence eternal. Through history every land reform effort was followed by a counter reform and the start of a new violent cycle of violence. To prevent new frustrations, there is a need for the State to acknowledge the nature and complexity of the problem and for Government and Congress assume a political commitment with society regarding the new reform initiative.
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Keywords: agrarian reform, economic development, property relation, agrarian problems, Colombian economy
JEL Classification: N56, O10, O13, O54
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