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Colombia: una difícil y débil articulación a la economía-mundo


  • Fernando Botero


The ideas developed by Fernand Braudel and Emmanuel Walerstein concerning world economy , are used as a background for this paper, that explores Colombia's introduction to this system, dominated by certain countries of western Europe. This essay broadly illustrates how Colombia's incorporation was slow, difficult and, above all, weak. At the same time, it did not result as a consequence of a "desire" to become part of "the international division of labor". Neither was it the outcome of a harmonic evolution of the best allocation of resources due to an assumed and all-knowing market. On the contrary we are referring to an intricate and complex process where the trails are often interweave or badly drawn.

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  • Fernando Botero, 1988. "Colombia: una difícil y débil articulación a la economía-mundo," Lecturas de Economía, Universidad de Antioquia, Departamento de Economía, issue 27, pages 36-71.
  • Handle: RePEc:lde:journl:y:1988:i:27:p:36-71

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