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Pablo Sanabria-Pulido and Nadia Rubaii

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781447347712

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447347712.001.0001

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Metropolitan governance and policy analysis in Colombia

Metropolitan governance and policy analysis in Colombia

(p.113) Seven Metropolitan governance and policy analysis in Colombia
Policy Analysis in Colombia

Santiago Leyva

Pablo Sanabria-Pulido

Enrique Rodríguez-Caporalli

Policy Press

This chapter illustrates the explanatory capacity of path-dependency models for understanding the pattern of metropolization, making the case for the importance of metropolitan institutions as key policy actors or tools. It explains why and how a long period of 50 years of experimentation along metropolitan lines has failed to lead to a solid national and homogenous approach towards metropolitan policy analysis. It also highlights the policy spillovers throughout the 24 conurbated regions that have developed naturally in the process of urbanization and conurbation of Colombia. The chapter explores the 24 metro-regions in terms of the challenges they face given their population, municipal fragmentation, and institutional capacities. It provides a path-dependent explanation of the trajectories and critical junctures that have shaped Colombian metro-policies in a problematic way.

Keywords:   Colombia, path-dependency model, metropolization, policy actors, policy analysis

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