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
Imprint: Austin : University of Texas Press, ©2008.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Historical and geographical propensities to violence
  • Colombian economic history : regional context and Colombian policies
  • The main actors in the 1990s and into the twenty-first century : guerrillas and paramilitaries
  • Differences within Colombia and available subnational data
  • Guns and protection : guerrillas and paramilitaries
  • The effects of illegal drugs and violence on the Colombian economy
  • Acknowledging constraints to find comprehensive peace : the four cornerstones of pacification.