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Re-stating the state: paramilitary territorial control and political order in Colombia (1978-2004)

By Francisco Gutiérrez Sanín and Mauricio Barón


This paper is devoted to the description of the paramilitary intent of establishing a distinct social order in a specific region of Colombia (Puerto Boyaca and its hinterland) and the way in which it coexisted and interacted with state structures. It seeks to understand how and why such structures and political order co-evolve and how such evolution was related to the type of provision of security offered by the State and other actors

Topics: JL Political institutions (America except United States), F1201 Latin America (General), HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Publisher: Crisis States Research Centre, London School of Economics and Political Science
Year: 2005
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Provided by: LSE Research Online

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