Colombia's Political Economy at the Outset of the Twenty-First Century: From Uribe to Santos and Beyond

Colombia's Political Economy at the Outset of the Twenty-First Century: From Uribe to Santos and Beyond


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This volume examines Colombia's political economy at the outset of the twenty-first century. A group of leading experts explores various issues, such as drug trafficking, organized crime, economic performance, the internal armed conflict, and human rights. The experts highlight the various challenges that Colombia faces today. This volume is a major contribution to the field and provides a current panorama of the Colombia conflict.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498508896
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 05/23/2019
Series: Security in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century Series
Pages: 356
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 8.68(h) x 1.07(d)

About the Author

Bruce M. Bagley is professor in the Department of International Studies at the University of Miami.

Jonathan D. Rosen is research professor at the Institute of International Studies at the Universidad del Mar, Mexico.

Table of Contents

Section 1: The Colombian Economy in Global Context: Economic Potential and Challenges 1. Performance and Challenges of the Colombian Economy José Antonio Ocampo 2. Agriculture, Rural Development and Attempts at Land Reform in Colombia: into the 21st Century Albert Berry Section 2: Colombian Politics and Institutions 3. Corruption in Colombia Fernando Cepeda Ulloa 4. The Relationships Between the Executive and Legislative Branches of Power During the First Term of Álvaro Uribe Velez (2002-2006) Juan Pablo Milanese Subsection: Internal Armed Conflict in Historical Perspective 5. The Colombian Conflict: A Historical Perspective Malcolm Deas 6. Victims of the Colombian Armed Conflict: The Birth of a Political Actor Angelika Rettberg 7. Santos, the FARC, and the Evolution of Peace Negotiations in Colombia Marc Chernick Section 3: Colombian Foreign Policy 8. The Internationalization of Colombia's Current Peace Process: From Isolation to Containment Sandro Borda and Santiago Gómez 9. The Oscillating Relationship Between Colombia and Venezuela Luz del Soccorro Ramirez 10. Security Cooperation in Bolivia and Colombia in the Twenty-First Century Marten Brienen 11. Narrating Success: Colombian Security Expertise and Foreign Policy Arlene B. Tickner and Mateo Morales Callejas Section Four: Critical Issues 12. Human Rights Abuses in Colombia: From Uribe to Santos Lisa Haugaard 13. The Role of U.S. And The Military in Colombia Adam Isacson 14. Paradigm Shift: Drug Policy from Uribe to Santos? Coletta Younger and Jonathan Rosen

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