The Armed Forces and the Economy in Latin America: Contemporary Trends and Implications for Civil-Military Relations.
This paper examines several cases of military economic activities that persist in Latin America, despite the political and economic liberalization processes that have been under way in the region for several decades. Taking off from the concept of military entrepreneurship, the paper examines three contemporary forms of military entrepreneurship, surveying cases of how Honduran and Nicaraguan militaries came to manage assets through pension funds, how Venezuelan and Bolivian militaries have been incorporated into state-led efforts to foster social cohesion and resource redistribution, and how Colombia’s military has gained distinction in a growing defense industrial sector and in the training of foreign military and security forces. The paper concludes with comments on the implications of these forms of economic activity for the military and for democratic politics.
Displacement by militarized forest conservation. Evidence from the Artemisa Operation in the post-conflict Colombian Amazon
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Carolina Angel Botero
Natural Conservation Contracts: land control and resource access in Colombian forest zones
Natalia Correa Sánchez
Integrating corruption considerations into Nationally Determined Contributions. Insights from Colombia’s climate adaptation efforts at the local level
Juan Camilo Ceballos Oviedo
Book Review of Pallister-Wilkins, Polly 2022. Humanitarian Borders. Unequal Mobility and Saving Lives.
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WAR IN SUDAN 15 APRIL 2023: BACKGROUND, ANALYSIS AND SCENARIOS