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Libertad y Orden en la Filosofía Política Kantiana. Acerca de los Límites del Uso Público de la Razón en El Conflicto de las Facultades


En este trabajo proponemos examinar una doble exigencia formulada por Kant en El Conflicto de las Facultades –a saber, la exigencia de libertad y la exigencia del orden–, a fin de señalar la premisa básica subyacente a dicha exigencia, esto es:  la idea de que el orden público constituye la condición fundamental para la preservación del estado civil, entendido como el único estado en el que los hombres pueden ejercer plenamente su derecho innato a la libertad. Read the rest of this entry »

Filed under: Filosofía, Teoría Política

The Effect of Coca and FDI on the Level of Corruption in Bolivia


This paper estimates the impact that FDI inflows and the price of coca leaves have on the level of corruption in Bolivia. The findings reveal that a less controlled, more permissive market for coca leaves actually reduces the level of corruption in the country, supporting the hypothesis that the way to a less corrupt Bolivia is by lowering government intervention into this controversial market.

Filed under: Ciencia Política, Derecho, Economía

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