Territorial organization in Spain and in Colombia: “Report on Spain. Rethinking the State or destroying it”. Santiago Muñoz Machado

Two recently published books, one from Spain (Muñoz Machado, 2012) and the other from Colombia (Mendoza Martelo, 2013), evince concerns with respect to the territorial organization in both countries. What is the appeal of the territorial model? With common constitutional errors occurring in the terr...

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Detalles Bibliográficos
Autor Principal: Larach, Catalina
Formato: Online
Lenguaje:Español (Spanish)
Publicado: Universidad Externado de Colombia 2013
Acceso en línea:https://revistas.uexternado.edu.co/index.php/Deradm/article/view/3690
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Sumario:Two recently published books, one from Spain (Muñoz Machado, 2012) and the other from Colombia (Mendoza Martelo, 2013), evince concerns with respect to the territorial organization in both countries. What is the appeal of the territorial model? With common constitutional errors occurring in the territorial area, and a crisis in both function and coordination in various levels of the Government –as well as in the different regions and autonomous communities–, is legal reform preferable to constitutional change? These are some of the issues raised and evaluated in current debates. In the work in question, the main problems in Spain are analyzed and the author proposes ways of solving or diminishing these problems, such as a return to centralism, the partial conservation of autonomous communities, the replacement of the current model with a federal State, as well as the possibilities of self-determination and separatism. The proposed study will serve to revise certain aspects of Colombia’s territorial system, in order to determine whether or not reformation is necessary.