Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Degree Granting Department
Government and International Affairs
Bernd Reiter, Ph.D.
Rachel May, Ph.D.
Tonya Perry, Ph.D.
Peter Funke, Ph.D.
Agency, Governance, Latin American, Direct Democracy, Social Movements, Women
Medellín, Colombia, once one of the most corrupt and violent cities in the world, is now one of the most progressive and democratic cities in South America. This transformation was due to the mobilization of women’s movements and the influx of women in the city’s executive branch. Female political agency and new urban development programs reshaped democratic practices for the citizenry. This research examines the robust association between women’s organizations, women from Compromiso Ciudanano (CC), and a solid and active civil society. The theoretical framework covers democratization, good governance, and Latin American/Indigenous Feminism. The sources include interviews, polls, news articles, and government/NGO records. This work promotes female political agency, inclusionary policies and democratic institutions.
Scholar Commons Citation
González-Malabet, María Auxiliadora, "The Progressive Transformation of Medellín- Colombia: A Successful Case of Women's Political Agency" (2019). Graduate Theses and Dissertations.