Different resources, different conflicts?

Different resources, different conflicts?

The subnational political economy of armed conflict and crime in Colombia

  • Author: Rettberg, Angelika; Nasi, Carlo; Leiteritz, Ralf J.; Prieto Sanabria, Juan Diego
  • Publisher: Universidad de los Andes
  • ISBN: 9789587748925
  • eISBN Pdf: 9789587748932
  • Place of publication:  Bogotá , Colombia
  • Year of publication: 2020
  • Pages: 398

This book explores some of the risks associated with sustainable peace in Colombia. The book intentionally steers away from the emphasis on the drug trade as the main resource fueling Colombian conflicts and violence, a topic that has dominated scholarty attention. Instead, it focuses in the links that have been configured over decades of armed conflict between legal resouces (such as bananas, coffee, coal, flowers, gold, ferronickel, emeralds, and oil), conflict dynamics, and crime in several regions, of Colombia. The book thus contributes to a growing trend in the academic literature focusing on the subnational level of armed conflict behavior. It also illustrated how the social and economic context of these resources can operate as deterrents or as drivers of violence. The book thus provides important lessons for policymakers and scholars alike: Just as reources have been linked to outbreaks and transformations of violence, peacebuilding too need to take into account their impacts, legacies, and ponential.

  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Copyright page
  • Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. Different resources, different conflicts? a framework for understanding the political economy of the armed conflict and crime in the regions of colombia, Angelika Rettberg, Ralf J. Leiteritz, Carlo Nasi, and Juan Diego Prieto
  • 2. “Let’s go for coffee”: Coffee, armed conflict, and crime in colombia, Angelika Rettberg
  • 3. The political economy of the colombian armed conflict: Some hypotheses about the contrast between the banana and flower sectors, Carlo Nasi, with the assistance of María del Pilar Lozano
  • 4. A crude conflict: Oil, armed conflict and crime in colombia, Angelika Rettberg and Juan Diego Prieto
  • 5. Coal mining and war: A look at the political economy of the armed conflict in cesar and la guajira, Daniel Quiroga Ángel
  • 6. “Other people’s dirty work”: Ferronickel, local elites and armed groups in colombia, Alexandra Milena Bernal Pardo
  • 7. Romancing the stone: The ups and downs of the conflict in the emerald region of colombia, Ralf J. Leiteritz and Manuel Eduardo Riaño
  • 8. Same resource, different conflicts: an analysis of the relationship between gold, conflict, and crime in six departments of colombia, Angelika Rettberg, Juan Camilo Cárdenas and Juan Felipe Ortiz-Riomalo
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