Integral Action: Management Tool for Municipal Governments Centralized by the National Policy of Territorial Consolidation and Reconstruction

Equidad & Desarrollo. 2015;0(23):127-145 DOI 10.19052/ed.3430


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Journal Title: Equidad & Desarrollo

ISSN: 1692-7311 (Print); 2389-8844 (Online)

Publisher: Ediciones Unisalle

Society/Institution: Universidad de La Salle

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Industries. Land use. Labor: Economic growth, development, planning | Social Sciences: Economic theory. Demography

Country of publisher: Colombia

Language of fulltext: Portuguese, Spanish, English

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Orlando Antonio Mejía Quintero (Ejército Nacional de Colombia)


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Time From Submission to Publication: 20 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

Integral action has been a key tool for social development, regarding the achievements of the national government to recover legitimacy and governability. Since its beginning in 2002 and up to date, the consolidation process—represented in the National Policy of Territorial Consolidation and Reconstruction (NPTCR)— has presented changes in its strategy, in line with current circumstances. This article is theoretically based on the concepts of legitimacy and governability and on the doctrine of integral action of the Armed Forces, complemented with the experience of officers who worked on this strategy or currently run it. Thus, this study offers recommendations to the national government for decision making in modifying the development of NPTCR, taking into account the current historical moment.