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Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Abbey Steele

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713736
eISBN:
9781501709753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713736.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Civilian displacement is a regular, massive feature of civil war violence. This book provides a new way to think about displacement, by connecting it to how armed groups target violence against ... More


Unsettling: Displacement during Civil Wars

Abbey Steele

in Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713736
eISBN:
9781501709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713736.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The Introduction presents the stakes and scale of displacement, through the story of one man displaced in Colombia, Arturo. The chapter ties his story to the broader issue of displacement and ... More


Characterizing and Explaining Wartime Displacement

Abbey Steele

in Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713736
eISBN:
9781501709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713736.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter one offers a typology of displacement, based on how armed groups target violence against civilians. Selective violence leads to individual escape, indiscriminate violence leads to mass ... More


The Legacy of Displacement during La Violencia and the Origins of the Contemporary War in Colombia

Abbey Steele

in Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713736
eISBN:
9781501709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713736.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter two presents a historical overview of the Colombian civil war. The current civil war’s roots extend back to La Violencia, the previous civil conflict in the mid-20th century, in which ... More


The Contemporary Civil War in Colombia, 1986–2012

Abbey Steele

in Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713736
eISBN:
9781501709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713736.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter three traces the evolution of the key armed actors in the contemporary civil war: the insurgents (primarily the FARC), the counterinsurgents, and state forces. It describes the confrontation ... More


Democratic Reforms and the Emergence of Political Cleansing in Colombia

Abbey Steele

in Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713736
eISBN:
9781501709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713736.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter four grapples with the puzzling timing of the onset of displacement in Colombia decades after the formation of the insurgency. My theory expects that the onset of displacement should be ... More


Political Cleansing and Resistance in Apartadó

Abbey Steele

in Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713736
eISBN:
9781501709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713736.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

Chapter five moves to one municipality to test the theory based on detailed information about which civilians and neighborhoods armed groups targeted, and who left the municipality as a result. I ... More


The Politics of Displacement across Colombia

Abbey Steele

in Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713736
eISBN:
9781501709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713736.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter explores if what I found in Apartadó reflects a more general pattern in Colombia by testing if municipalities with more UP voters suffered more displacement. In a cross-sectional ... More


Conclusion: Democracy, Displacement, and the State

Abbey Steele

in Democracy and Displacement in Colombia's Civil War

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501713736
eISBN:
9781501709753
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713736.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The conclusion situates Colombia, displacement, and elections during civil wars in comparative perspective, and discusses the long-term implications of displacement for peace-building and ... More


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