Systems Of Violence, Second Edition: Second Edition, The Political Economy Of War And Peace In Colombia (Suny Series In Global Politics)
- Publish Date: 2014-01-02
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Nazih Richani
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Expanded new edition of an important study of the protracted violence in Colombia.
This book examines the political, economic, and military factors that have contributed to decades of violent conflict in Colombia during one of the longest protracted civil wars in the world. Using four years of field research, and more than two hundred interviews, Nazih Richani examines Colombias war systemthe systemic interlacing relationship among actors in conflict, their respective political economy, and also the overall political economy of the system they help in creating. Several key questions are raised, including when and why do some conflicts protract, and what types of socioeconomic and political configurations make peaceful resolutions difficult to obtain? Also addressed are the lessons of other protracted conflicts, such as those found in Lebanon, Angola, and Italy. In this expanded second edition Richani contributes new chapters looking at developments in Colombia since the books initial publication a decade ago and a look at the challenges for peace that lie ahead.
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