The agrarian question and violence in Colombia: conflict and development

Thomson, Frances (2011) The agrarian question and violence in Colombia: conflict and development. Journal of Agrarian Change, 11 (3). pp. 321-356. ISSN 14710358

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Abstract

This article examines connections between Colombia’s internal armed conflict and agrarian questions. It pays attention to the country’s specific historical trajectory of agrarian change, the violent expression of social tensions that this elicited, and the particular ways in which these dynamics were influenced by a changing global context.This analysis of the intimate ties between violent conflict and agrarian questions in Colombia, both in terms of their historical development and their contemporary manifestations, challenges popular notions of the relationship between armed conflict and development. In particular, the article contributes to a critique of the conventional version of the conflict–development nexus by illustrating ways in which the experience of capitalist development in Colombia has been violent and produced poverty.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Global Studies > International Relations
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F2201 South America > F2251 Colombia
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD0072 Economic development. Development economics. Economic growth
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labour > HD0101 Land use > HD1259 Land tenure > HD1332 Land reform. Agrarian reform
J Political Science > JZ International relations > JZ6385 The armed conflict. War and order
Depositing User: Catrina Hey
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 12:04
Last Modified: 07 Mar 2017 08:32
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/57974

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