Inside Columbia / Edition 1

Inside Columbia / Edition 1

by Grace Livingstone
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813534437

ISBN-13: 9780813534435

Pub. Date: 06/16/2004

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

"A great resource for students and scholars. Chock-full of up-to-date, reliable information, this book has practically everything you need to know about contemporary Colombia all in one package."
--Herbert Braun, author of Our Guerrillas, Our Sidewalks: A Journey into the Violence of Colombia

The South American nation of Colombia has seen more than forty

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"A great resource for students and scholars. Chock-full of up-to-date, reliable information, this book has practically everything you need to know about contemporary Colombia all in one package."
--Herbert Braun, author of Our Guerrillas, Our Sidewalks: A Journey into the Violence of Colombia

The South American nation of Colombia has seen more than forty years of unrest, conflict, and civil war. It is a country in which social violence and warfare are intricately intertwined. Colombia is also notorious for its drug trade, being one of the leading producers of cocaine in the world, and for its central role as a staging ground for the U.S. "war on drugs." Since 9/11 the Bush administration has sought to draw political links between the Colombian drug trade, guerrilla organizations, and terrorism.

Inside Colombia offers a valuable introduction and quick reference guide to this complex nation. With chapters devoted to history, human rights issues, the economy, drugs, the controversial antidrug intervention known as Plan Colombia, and relations with the United States, the book offers an easily accessible and comprehensive overview. Readers will learn about the major players in the conflicts, significant political figures, how Colombia's economy has fared in the twentieth century, how the country's geography influences its politics and economy, and how U.S. intervention shapes Colombia's political scene.

Grace Livingstone is a journalist who regularly contributes to a range of publications on Latin American current affairs and has reported for the BBC World Service. She is currently based in Venezuela where she is a correspondent for The Guardian.
Jenny Pearce is the coauthor of Civil Society and Development: A Critical Exploration.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813534435
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
06/16/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.64(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Ch. 1Human rights5
Ch. 2History35
Ch. 3The economy71
Ch. 4Drugs99
Ch. 5Plan Colombia123
Ch. 6The United States and Colombia147
Ch. 7Facts and figures179

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