Historias 13 - Abbey Steele on Colombia's presidential elections

What do the results of yesterday’s presidential elections in Colombia reveal about this country attempting to exit decades of civil war?

Dr. Abbey Steele, an assistant professor in the department of political science at the University of Amsterdam, joined Dave and Steven to discuss the results in this hot take edition of Historias. Dr. Steele’s book Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War (Cornell, 2017) explores the violent, tragic consequences of democratic elections and the forced migration of folk in the countryside.
 

 
Additional resources:

Abbey Steele, Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2017)

Abbey’s twitter feed
Abbey’s personal website
Abbey’s departmental page

Historias 4 - Steven Taylor

How will the recent congressional elections in Colombia influence the ongoing peace process? Political scientist Steven Taylor speaks with Carlos and Steven about FARC’s participation in the elections, the looming presidential elections, and what challenges remain for fully implementing the peace deal championed by outgoing president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Juan Manuel Santos.

 
Additional resources:

Steven Taylor’s 2016 article “Colombia: On the Brink of Peace with the FARC?” in Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective

Steven Taylor’s Voting Amid Violence: Electoral Democracy in Colombia (via Google books)

Alto Comisionado para la Paz (en español)

Colombia Peace: Monitoring Progress in Peace Dialogues (Washington Office on Latin America)

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