Revista de ciencia política (Santiago)
versión On-line ISSN 0718-090X
PACHON, MÓNICA. Colombia 2008: Success, Dangers and Mistakes of the Policy of Democratic Security in the Uribe Administration. Rev. cienc. polít. (Santiago) [online]. 2009, vol.29, n.2, pp. 327-353. ISSN 0718-090X. doi: 10.4067/S0718-090X2009000200005.
Comparable to what happened in 2007, theyear 2008 was markedby large contrasts. On theonehand, Uribe s administration executed unrivaled military successes consolidating his policy ofDemocratic Security by debilitating the organization structure of the FARC and improving all violence indicators -with remarkable success in the kidnapping drama-. However, in the downside, numerous scandals resulting from questionable behavior of state agents resultedin a very negativeevaluation of the democratic compromise of the government. Political uncertainty reigns due to the possibility of a third reelection.
Palabras clave : Policy of Democratic Security; Colombia; reelection; PARC; Alvaro Uribe Vélez.