Parapolitics (disambiguation)

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Parapolitics is a term for a 2006 scandal involving Colombian politicians and the paramilitary group the United Self-Defense Forces of Colombia.

It may also refer to a political or political science theory. The term parapolitics has been used independently by several different researchers with different meanings. It may refer to the concepts found in the work of:

  • Raghavan Iyer, for whom parapolitics is a method of rethinking the foundations and frontiers of political principles, systems, and issues.
  • Peter Dale Scott, who uses the term parapolitics as one aspect of his theory of "deep politics".
  • Lobster, a UK magazine focused on how politics has been influenced by intelligence and security services.