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The rifle and the title: paramilitary violence, land grab and land control in Colombia

Abstract : This study explores the links between land ownership contention, private violence and the state. Colombia presents a context where criminal actors participate in the regular functioning of public institutions. The study rejects normative conceptions about the link between criminal actors and the state. Crime and violence are not considered as extraneous factors, separated from the political game; they are analyzed as constitutive of logics of competition, accumulation and economic development, ultimately, elements in the process of state formation.
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Jacobo Grajales. The rifle and the title: paramilitary violence, land grab and land control in Colombia. Journal of Peasant Studies, Taylor & Francis (Routledge), 2011, 38 (4), ⟨10.1080/03066150.2011.607701⟩. ⟨halshs-01316027⟩

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