Historias 25 – Abbey Steele on democracy and displacement in Colombia’s civil war

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Dr. Abbey Steele joined Dave and Steven to discuss her book Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War, published in 2017 by Cornell University Press. In this important work, Abbey explores the idea of collective violence, in which a particular group of people – not based on race or ethnicity – are targeted in an attempt to cleanse them from an area. The Colombian example is a cautionary tale of the unintended consequences of an earnest attempt to transition to democracy after the end of violent civil conflict.
Be sure to check out the extra time conversation with Abbey as she talks social science methods and conducting research using surveys in Colombia.


Additional resources:
Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War
Democracy and civil war: The case of Colombia,” Conflict Management and Peace Science, (with Livia I. Schubiger), first published August 6, 2018
Abbey’s twitter feed


Associate Professor of History at Wingate University. Texas and Ohio State graduate. Massive Longhorns fan. And I like a nice margarita too.