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Arrangements of convenience: violent non-state actor relationships and citizen security in the shared borderlands of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela

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Borderlands are critical security zones but remain poorly understood. In regions plagued by drug violence and conflict, violent groups compete for territorial control, cooperate in illegal cross-border activities, and substitute for the functions of the state in these areas. Despite undermining physical security, fuelling fear, and challenging the state’s sovereignty, the exact modi operandi of these groups are little known.

Against this backdrop, this thesis explores how d...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
International Development
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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