From green to ripe: Dynamics of peacemaking in Colombia (1998-2016)

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Show simple item record Hidalgo Trenado, Manuel Medina Sierra, Luis Fernando Rios, Jerónimo 2022-07-04T12:39:18Z 2022-07-04T12:39:18Z 2021-08-01
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitation Ríos, J., Hidalgo, M., & Medina, L. F. (2021). From green to ripe: Dynamics of peacemaking in Colombia (1998–2016). Rationality and Society, 33, pp. 282–312
dc.identifier.issn 1043-4631
dc.description.abstract Armed conflict in Colombia with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC-EP) was only settled after 50 years and several attempts at negotiations. This sequence of events fits the pattern of "conflict ripeness" first proposed by William Zartman. But using a successful settlement as a way to determine ripeness can be tautological. To address this issue, we develop a formal model to identify the level of ripeness at which a conflict is settled. In an overripe conflict both parties end up spending resources in a military build-up that is out of proportion with what they obtain in the final settlement. We show that such overripeness is exacerbated by the access to resources and by the factional heterogeneity within the two sides. We illustrate these dynamics by looking in detail at the attempts at negotiation between Colombia's government and the FARC-EP. To that end, we combine statistical data, some previously undisclosed, and interviews with some key participants.
dc.description.sponsorship This work was supported by Comunidad de Madrid and Complutense University of Madrid. Attraction of the Research Talent 2018 Program. Grant: 2018-T2/SOC-10508.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher SAGE Publications
dc.rights © SAGE Publications
dc.subject.other Colombian armed conflict
dc.subject.other Conflict ripeness moment
dc.subject.other Farc-Ep
dc.subject.other Peacemaking
dc.title From green to ripe: Dynamics of peacemaking in Colombia (1998-2016)
dc.type article
dc.subject.eciencia Sociología
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess
dc.type.version acceptedVersion
dc.identifier.publicationfirstpage 282
dc.identifier.publicationissue 3
dc.identifier.publicationlastpage 312
dc.identifier.publicationtitle Rationality and Society
dc.identifier.publicationvolume 33
dc.identifier.uxxi AR/0000028788
dc.contributor.funder Comunidad de Madrid
dc.affiliation.dpto UC3M. Departamento de Ciencias Sociales
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