Colombia's Political Economy at the Outset of the Twenty-First Century

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.
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  • Hardback | 354 pages
  • 154 x 230 x 30mm | 699.99g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 30 Graphs; 13 Tables, unspecified
  • 0739192922
  • 9780739192924

Table of contents

Section 1: The Colombian Economy in Global Context: Economic Potential and Challenges
1. Performance and Challenges of the Colombian Economy Jose 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 Alvaro 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 Gomez
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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The well-edited and accessible articles by leading U.S. and Colombian experts collected in this timely volume recognize those [Colombia's] achievements but also maintain a sharp focus on the country's remaining challenges. . . .Readers of this volume will be ably guided through these topics and others, including Colombian foreign policy and the contributions and sins of U.S. policy and diplomacy in Colombia. * Foreign Affairs * I can't think of a more star-studded collection of essays analyzing the last fifteen years in Colombian history, politics, security, and economics. Essential must-reads for students, policymakers and any practitioner with an eye toward understanding this complex, challenging and compelling country. A tour-de-force. -- Julia E. Sweig, Senior Research Fellow, LBJ School of Public Affairs, UT Austin Rosen and Bagley have done a masterful job of collecting superb contributions from top scholars and policy analysts in the Americas. From Canada to Colombia, the editors have selected authors who provide readers with excellent insights on Colombia. This collection provides some of the best discussions of contemporary Colombia during the presidencies of Uribe and Santos. This comprehensive discussion includes analyses of the economy, politics, the security situation, foreign policy, and other critical policy challenges. It is a must read for scholars, students, and those in the policy community. -- Jennifer S. Holmes, University of Texas at Dallas This is a remarkable volume with contributions by lead researchers on the most important policy issues in Colombia. It provides a broad view of the Colombian conundrum and it will be a required reference for anybody interested in researching or understanding that country. -- Francisco Thoumi, International Narcotics Control Board
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About Jonathan D. Rosen

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.
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