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La ilegalidad, los metaordenamientos y la metapreferencias

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  • Jorge Iván González


    (Universidad Externado de Colombia y Universidad Nacional de Colombia)

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    This paper parts from the work developed by Sen about metaorders and metapreferences to explain illegality as a rational problem. After showing the scope of this categories, the author exposes some limits of the benefit cost analysis of illegality. He continues suggesting that the concept of metapreferences contributes to understanding the fuzzy space that exists between legal and illegal frontiers, and between legitimacy and illegitimacy. González point out the necessity of a more detailed analysis of the way in which beliefs and desires shape individual and social preferences, if we don’t want to fall in simplistic explanations of illegality based on an arbitrary criteria of the good. He concludes too that the inconsistency of metapreferences can explain why more expenditures in security and justice don’t result in a reduction of impunity.

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    Article provided by Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Economía in its journal Revista de Economía Institucional.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2000)
    Issue (Month): 2 (January-June)
    Pages: 37-52

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    Handle: RePEc:rei:ecoins:v:2:y:2000:i:2:p:37-52
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    1. Jorge Ivan Gonzalez & Manuel Jimenez, 1999. "Le blanchiment de dollars en Colombie par le biais des Sanandresitos," Revue Tiers Monde, Programme National Persée, vol. 40(158), pages 347-354.
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