The territorial approach in the Colombian peace process and Agreement

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Eduardo Sánchez Iglesias, profesor de Ciencias Políticas y Sociología, (UCM) and Vicente Sánchez Jiménez, profesor de Economía, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM).

The debate over the different possible Colombian postconflict scenarios led the aim of a stable and lasting peace to be connected with the realisation of agrarian reform and guaranteed access to land as a way to overcome territorial differences and the urban–rural divide. To achieve this, structural transformation of the Colombian countryside and acceptance of the territorial approach became central parts of the Peace Agreement (or Final Agreement) signed in 2016 between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP. This paper analyses the territorial approach adopted in this agreement, as well as its level of implementation so far, and accepts that the lack of progress on the territoriality of the Colombian conflict will make it difficult to achieve the objectives set out in the peace agenda.

Keywords:  Colombia; Peace Agreement; territory; land reform; political geography; development


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How to cite this article: Sánchez Iglesias, Eduardo y Sánchez Jiménez, Vicente. «El enfoque territorial en el proceso y el Acuerdo de Paz colombiano». Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, n.º 121 (abril de 2019). DOI: