La construcción de la paz: Colombia como espejo internacional

Peacebuilding: Colombia as an international mirror

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Farid Samir Benavides and Sandra Borda (coords.)

After a long and costly peace process in Colombia, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia-People's Army (FARC-EP) and the government of Juan Manuel Santos reached a peace agreement in November 2016. But ending the armed conflict with the guerrillas does not mean peace has been achieved, as other groups continue to operate in the country’s interior. Nevertheless, the peace agreement provides a new model for peace negotiations and the construction of the postconflict period. Not only because of its focus on victims’ rights and its model of transitional justice, but because differentiated perspectives were included in the process, especially in ethnic, gender and territorial terms. All these aspects are analysed in the papers that make up issue 121 of Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, which aims to shed light on the challenges and achievements of this process and peace agreement and to ask if they can serve as a model.


Publication content

Farid Samir Benavides y Sandra Borda
Introduction: The peace agreement between the Colombian government  and the FARC-EP, or the elusive peace

Laura García Restrepo
The FARC-EP’s rebel diplomacy in the Colombian peace process

Liliana Zambrano Quintero
The collective reincorporation of the FARC-EP: a strategic bet in an adverse environment

Eduardo Sánchez Iglesias and Vicente Sánchez Jiménez
The territorial approach in the Colombian peace process and Agreement

Catalina Acosta Oidor, Cristhian Uribe Mendoza, Johanna Amaya Panche, Alexander Idrobo Velazco, Felipe Aliaga Sáez and Diego Alejandro Ballén Velásquez
Reconciliation and the territorial peacebuilding in Colombia: the case of the Nasa community

Dhayana Carolina Fernández Matos and María Nohemí González-Martínez
Peace without women does not go! The Colombian peace process from a gender perspective

Manuela Trindade Viana
Reorganising violence: the Colombian “success story” and the limits of the postconflict discourse

Rafael Grasa
Peacebuilding in Colombia: security sector reform and non-political direct violence

Other articles

Gerardo Caetano, Camilo López Burian and Carlos Luján
Leadership and regionalisms: the future of Latin American international relations

María del Pilar Álvarez
Diaspora activism: the cycle of collective action of the “comfort women” advocacy movement (2015-2016)

Book reviews (subjects)

Sandra Borda
The end of the armed conflict in Colombia: what was negotiated and why

Farid Samir Benavides
The emergence of “La Violencia” and the forgetting of peace

Farid Samir Benavides
The metals law and the fight to defend human rights in Colombia

Alfredo Crespo Alcázar
Jihadist terrorism: a still uncontemplated end

Jordi Moreras
Of orthodoxies and heterodoxies: between sharia and jihad

Fabio Sánchez
Tracking the hidden regime of international terrorism

ISSN: 1133-6595
E-ISSN: 2013-035X
D.L.: B. 17.645-1983