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Between the prominence and the routine: A socio-legal analysis of Colombian justice (1980-2005)

César Rodríguez-Garavito | December 28, 2005

This chapter analyzes two apparently paradoxical aspects of Colombian judicial evolution: its protagonism and its enormous political visibility, on the one hand, and its routinization and loss of social relevance, on the other.

 

This chapter analyzes two apparently paradoxical aspects of Colombian judicial evolution: its protagonism and its enormous political visibility, on the one hand, and its routinization and loss of social relevance, on the other. To do this, it describes the context and general evolution of Colombian justice, empirically documents the dynamics of visible constitutional justice, and routine civil and criminal justice.

(In: Lawrence Friedman y Rogelio Pérez Perdomo, eds. Legal Culture in the Age of Globalization: Latin Europe and Latin America. Stanford University Press, 2003. Traducción al español: UNAM, 2004)


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