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Elusive Peace : International, National, and Local Dimensions of Conflict in Colombia - Cristina Rojas

Elusive Peace

International, National, and Local Dimensions of Conflict in Colombia

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2005
ISBN: 9781403967442
Number Of Pages: 261

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This book analyzes the first stage of the conflict in Colombia, the twenty-year search for a negotiated settlement which concluded in 2002 with the collapse of peace negotiations, and the transition that took place in 2002 to a new approach to peacemaking under the Uribe administration. Contributors examine the local, regional and international dynamics of the conflict, focusing on the effect of US foreign policy on Colombia and neighboring countries. Included also is discussion of the Colombian drug trade and its impact on attempts for peace and the country's economy; the evolution of Pastrana's 'Plan Colombia'; internal conflict; and the effects of indigenous movements on the current conflict.

"This is a stimulating and timely collection that analyzes the impact of the shift from the war on drugs to the war on terror in US policy towards Colombia, the arms race this has precipitated in northern South America, and why a successful regional peace initiative on the Central American model is not at present an option for settling the war in Colombia. This book also sheds new light on indigenous social movements in Colombia and ethnic and on cultural approaches to understanding the root causes of the Colombian conflict; furthermore, it provides a multifaceted perspective on the nature and impact of the drug trade on the country s economy, society, culture and international relations. Clear, compelling, and insightful, this book deserves a wide audience." - Catherine LeGrand, McGill University

Introduction
United States Policy toward Colombia
Colombia: Internal War, Regional Insecurity and Foreign Intervention
Drug Trafficking, Political Violence and U.S. Policy in Colombia in the 1990s
Anti-Terrorist Struggle: Repercussion for Colombia
Repercussions in the Andean Region
Plan Colombia and the Andean Regional Initiative: The Ups and Downs of a Policy
Conflict in the Andes: Regional Perceptions of Threat
Venezuela and the Colombian Conflict: Tensions, Problems, and Uncertainties
The War on Drugs
Winners and Losers from the Illicit Drug Industry in Colombia
Why a Country Produces Drugs and How this Determines Policty Effectiveness: A General Model and Some Applications to Colombia
National Implications
Colombia's Indigenous People Confront the Armed Conflict
Elusive Violence: Identity and Conflict in Colombia
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ISBN: 9781403967442
ISBN-10: 140396744X
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 261
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1