The Political Economy of Social Exclusion in Colombia

19 Pages Posted: 2 May 2005


Colombia is a society with grave problems of social exclusion. However it is possible to work toward social inclusion if the political and economic forces of the country restructured democratically. It is necessary to create a comprehensive system of social protection and social security, adjust public finances, establish justice and defense as the two pillars of a state based on law enforcement, work toward economic and political democratization, without interrupting the development of the market regime with appropriate regulation of the State. It is only possible to construct a political, economical and social democracy with a profound social transformation.

Note: Downloadable document is in Spanish.

Keywords: social exclusion, economic development, democracy, social transformation

JEL Classification: E69, O10, O29

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Garay, Luis Jorge, The Political Economy of Social Exclusion in Colombia. Available at SSRN:

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