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Peasants, Protests and Litigation: Struggles over land and institutions in Colombia
The past decade has observed a resurgence of peasant politics in Colombia. After the most intense period of armed conflict-related violence against the rural population (1985 – 2006), and amid the enforcement of the land restitution policy and the peace negotiation between the Colombian Government and the former FARC-EP guerrilla movement, the country observed a revival of social mobilization from the countryside. While the motives of this new cycle of peasant mobilization varied at different levels – from local to ...