QUANTITATIVE DETERMINANTS OF THE FARC-EP GUERRILLA VIOLENCE IN COLOMBIA


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Jerónimo Ríos Sierra

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Associate Professor at Universidad EAN (Colombia) and advisor at Ibero American States Organization. Corresponding Author

 

Camilo Vargas

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Associate Professor at Universidad EAN (Colombia)

 

Paula Bula

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Associate Professor at Universidad EAN (Colombia)

 

Amalia Novoa Hoyos

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Associate Professor at Universidad EAN (Colombia)



Abstract


The purpose of the following study is to explain the activism of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia – People's Army (FARC-EP) within the framework of the Colombian internal armed conflict between 2002 and 2012. In addition to being the time of the greater armed intensity, the investigation tries to explain the impact of different social, economic or institutional variables that, from a statistical exercise with regressions, show how it is possible to find foundation in understanding why the activism of this guerrilla responds in a greater manner to some scenarios than to others. Drawing on a multivariate exercise with institutional sources, a comprehensive exercise on guerrilla violence in Colombia is conducted, which escapes from unidirectional explanations and juxtaposes different variables in order to seek for an answer, with greater complexity, to what and how the logic of the guerrilla activism from the FARC-EP has been understood during the last decade and a half.



Keywords


Colombian Armed, Conflict, Determinats of Violence, FARC-EP, Political Violence.



How to cite this article


DOI: https://doi.org/10.26619/1647-7251.9.1.9



Article received on November 15, 2017 and accepted for publication on February 1, 2018