Guns, drugs, and development in Colombia /

"For decades, Colombia has contended with a variety of highly publicized conflicts, including the rise of paramilitary groups in response to rebel insurgencies of the 1960s, the expansion of an illegal drug industry that has permeated politics and society since the 1970s, and a faltering econom...

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Varying form of title:Guns, drugs & development in Colombia
Authors / Creators: Holmes, Jennifer S. (Author), Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Sheila (Author), Curtin, Kevin M., 1967- (Author)
Other Authors / Creators:Amin Gutiérrez de Piñeres, Sheila, author.
Curtin, Kevin M., 1967- author.
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Imprint: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2008.
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Retention:digitized
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Summary:"For decades, Colombia has contended with a variety of highly publicized conflicts, including the rise of paramilitary groups in response to rebel insurgencies of the 1960s, the expansion of an illegal drug industry that has permeated politics and society since the 1970s, and a faltering economy in the 1990s. An unprecedented analysis of these struggles, Guns, Drugs, and Development in Colombia brings together leading scholars from a variety of fields, blending previously unseen quantitative data with historical analysis for an impressively comprehensive assessment. Culminating in an inspiring plan for peace, based on Four Cornerstones of Pacification, this landmark work is sure to spur new calls for change in this corner of Latin America and beyond."--Jacket

For decades, Colombia has contended with a variety of highly publicized conflicts, including the rise of paramilitary groups in response to rebel insurgencies of the 1960s, the expansion of an illegal drug industry that has permeated politics and society since the 1970s, and a faltering economy in the 1990s. An unprecedented analysis of these struggles, Guns, Drugs, and Development in Colombia brings together leading scholars from a variety of fields, blending previously unseen quantitative data with historical analysis for an impressively comprehensive assessment. Culminating in an inspiring plan for peace, based on Four Cornerstones of Pacification, this landmark work is sure to spur new calls for change in this corner of Latin America and beyond.

Item Description:Print version record.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 192 pages) : illustrations, maps
System Details:Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-187) and index.
ISBN:9780292793859
0292793855
Author Notes:

Jennifer S. Holmes is Associate Professor of Political Economy and Political Science at the University of Texas at Dallas and is the author of Terrorism and Democratic Stability .

Sheila Amin Gutiérrez ee Piñeres is Professor of Economics and Political Economy, and Associate Provost at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Kevin M. Curtin is Associate Professor of Geography at George Mason University in Virginia.