Understanding the Rise of the Regulatory State in the South. Guest Editors: Navroz K. Dubash and Bronwen Morgan
The rise of the constitutional regulatory state in Colombia: The case of water governance
Version of Record online: 5 JUN 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Regulation & Governance
Volume 6, Issue 3, pages 282–299, September 2012
How to Cite
Urueña, R. (2012), The rise of the constitutional regulatory state in Colombia: The case of water governance. Regulation & Governance, 6: 282–299. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5991.2012.01139.x
- Issue online: 20 SEP 2012
- Version of Record online: 5 JUN 2012
- Accepted for publication 14 March 2012.
- constitutional regulatory state;
- independent regulatory agencies;
- water supply regulation
This article interprets the regulatory state in Colombia as the result of a dialectic process between transnational knowledge and domestic politics, which influence, transform, and inspire each other. Such a process results in an interesting constitutional variant of the regulatory state, in which neo-constitutionalism becomes a counterbalance to the unchecked expansion of neo-liberal regulatory practices. I, therefore, distinguish between neoliberal and constitutional regulatory states. As a result of neo-constitutionalism, the domestic judiciary is empowered, and becomes a crucial actor to understand both the specific traits of this regulatory experience, and its interaction with global centers of power.