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Elections and Crisis: The Case of Colombia’s Peace Referendum

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Elections and Crisis: The Case of Colombia’s Peace Referendum

Contemporary narratives of political crisis portray rational liberal systems falling prey to dangerous populist leaders. Think of Trumpism in the United States,... More

The Colombian Peace Process: A Possibility in Spite of Itself

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The Colombian Peace Process: A Possibility in Spite of Itself

With negotiations between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia, FARC) in an adva... More

Introduction: The Colombian Peace Process: A Possibility in Spite of Itself

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Introduction: The Colombian Peace Process: A Possibility in Spite of Itself

On November 16, 2014 General Alzate, who commanded the “Titan” Joint Forces Command that operates in Colombia’s Pacific Northwest, became the first general to f... More

The Tactics of Political Campaigning as an Obstacle to Peace

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The Tactics of Political Campaigning as an Obstacle to Peace

Politicians spin the meanings of war and peace during elections to galvanize voters. In the context of the peace process, electoral tactics that play with publi... More