The Logic of the Violence in the Civil War: The Armed Conflcit in Colombia

34 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2011

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Fernando Estrada

Universidad Externado de Colombia - Facultad de Finanzas, Gobierno y Relaciones Internacionales

Date Written: March 24, 2011

Abstract

This paper proposes a reading of the armed conflict from an evolutionary design that takes into account the Logic of Violence in the Civil War. Their aim is to assess the dynamics of conflict and changes from its author's scientific output. A context of conflicts that includes new expressions of violence and the relative failure of the paramilitary reintegration involves using new analytical models (argumentation, game theory and inconsistent information). The recent evolution of emerging gangs and their expansion into areas that were paramilitary camps requires monitoring not only of the government and the authorities, but those investigating the conflict in the present tense. The author provides heuristic research support from Schelling’s theory of strategy, Nozick’s agencies and the protection, and Gambetta’s recent contributions to the relationship between organized crime and drug cartels.

Keywords: Civil War, Colombia, armed conflict, drug trafficking, organized crime, paramilitary counterinsurgency war, Game Theory and inconsistent information

JEL Classification: Z1, A1, C7, A10, D7, D70 ,D74, A14, C72

Suggested Citation

Estrada, Fernando, The Logic of the Violence in the Civil War: The Armed Conflcit in Colombia (March 24, 2011). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1794142 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1794142

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