Camilo Ignacio González

Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano
Political Sciences and International Relations

Carrera 4 # 22-61
Bogotá, Bogotá
Colombia
110311
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My main research interests are regulatory policy in the provision of public services, particularly telecommunications, coordination among public entities in the policy implementation, public private partnerships, and of administration and public management models. I am currently working in two research projects. The first one is a research where I explore the regulatory decision-making in the telecommunication sector in different countries. In the second one I study the coordination among public sector organization in the implementation of the policies derived from the peace agreement in Colombia. Both projects are focused on study the policy decision-making process.

Citation:
El Sistema Nacional de Planeación: de la utopía a la cooptación
Abstract: Para analizar este tema se pretende responder: ¿es el Sistema Nacional de Planeación un escenario cuya finalidad es promover y fortalecer las democracias participativas, la participación ciudadana y facilitar la gobernanza democrática o, por el contrario, sigue siendo una utopía como cuando se incluyó en la Constitución de 1991? Se plantea que en sus primeros años de vida, este Sistema dio pistas de poder ser un mecanismo eficaz para dinamizar las relaciones entre la comunidad y el Estado en lo relacionado con la construcción de políticas públicas y la toma de decisiones para el mejoramiento de las condiciones de vida de la población; sin embargo, durante el periodo 2002-2010, su rol resultó minimizado, por lo que pasó de un momento inicial de auge y esplendor, a uno de cooptación. Para probar la hipótesis, los autores se apoyan en conceptos como democracia participativa, participación ciudadana, utopía, cooptación y gobernanza democrática. Estos son analizados y controvertidos con las posturas de miembros y exmiembros del Consejo Nacional de Planeación y del Consejo Distrital de Planeación, entrevistados para los efectos de este artículo.
URL: https://revistas.lasalle.edu.co/index.php/ed/article/view/159
Citation:
González, C. I., & Verhoest, K. (2016). Recent Evolution of Public Sector Structure in Latin America: Describing and Explaining Shifts in Autonomy Trends in Colombia and Venezuela. Public Administration and Development, 36(1), 35-50.
Abstract: This article has two objectives. The first objective is to review and assess the recent evolution of agency design in Colombia and Venezuela. More specifically, we study the agencies' formal autonomy in these two countries since the year 1999 when Venezuela experienced a major change in government policy towards socialism. Thus, we attempt to explore how this policy change is reflected in the formal autonomy of agencies. Our second objective is to test if, despite the differences in policy choices the two countries have taken in the recent years, there are theoretical factors related to the agencies' design that can explain the level of formal autonomy of the agencies. The results show two main elements: first, even though the patterns of formal agency autonomy in Colombia and Venezuela differed before Venezuela's latter policy change, the differences between these two countries have increased since 2000. This indicates that each country's policy preferences may account for the differences. Second, for both countries, we found that, despite the differences, agency level factors such as the primary tasks that are performed by the agencies and the policy sector in which they are active have had an impact on their level of formal autonomy. However, the results indicate that these relationships do not follow the predictions that have been made based on the different theoretical perspectives
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/pad.1746/full
DOI: 10.1002/pad.1746
Citation:
González, C. I. (2017). Measuring and comparing the distribution of decision-making power in regulatory arrangements of the telecommunication sector in Latin America. Utilities Policy. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2017.04.002
Abstract: In this paper, I measure and compare the distribution of decision-making power in regulatory arrangements in the telecommunication sectors of four Latin American countries. In particular, I measure the coordination of the decision-making process and the concentration of regulatory influence. Additionally, I measure the relative influence of each actor involved in the regulatory arrangement. To perform these measurements, I introduce, refine and apply a recently developed methodology. I found that there are significant differences across countries and across types of regulation. Furthermore, I found that the sector regulator is not necessarily the most important actor in every country.
URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0957178716302557
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jup.2017.04.002

Substantive Focus:
Energy and Natural Resource Policy
Governance PRIMARY
Comparative Public Policy SECONDARY

Theoretical Focus:
Policy Process Theory PRIMARY

Keywords

REGULATORY POLICY TELECOMMUNICATIONS POLICY COORDINATION