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Author Kline, Harvey F.

Title Fighting monsters in the abyss : the second administration of Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez, 2006-2010 / Harvey F. Kline
Published Tuscaloosa, AL : The University of Alabama Press, [2015]
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Contents Historical background to the Colombian state in 2006 -- The concepts of the state and state building -- State building in Colombia before 1998 -- The immediate context: the Andres Pastrana Presidency and Alvaro Uribe's first -- Term -- The legitimate monopoly of force challenge -- Violence and human rights during the second Uribe term -- Failure with guerilla groups during the second Uribe term -- The justice challenge -- The conflicts of president Uribe with the judicial branch -- Enforcement of the law of justice and peace -- Unsolved problems after the paramilitary demobilization: parapolitica and new -- Emerging bands -- Into the abyss? -- The difficulties coming from allowing the ends to justify the means -- Conclusion -- Epilogue -- Average number of human rights violations in Colombia, 1982-90, according to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights -- Comparison of human rights violations in Colombia in the Barco and Gaviria years, according to the Comision Intercongregacional de Justicia y Paz -- Levels of violence during the Alvaro Uribe Velez presidency, according to the National Planning Department -- Levels of violence, January-October 2002-9, according to the Fundacion Seguridad y Democracia -- Levels of homicide and kidnapping 2002-10, according to the Ministry of Defense -- Acts of war 2002-10, according to the Ministry of Defense -- Human rights violations during the Uribe years, according to the Centro de Investigacion y Educacion Popular -- Chronology of the arguments between President Uribe and the Supreme Court -- Information about the presence of emerging criminal bands in 2010 -- E.1. Comparison of the number of troops of the Colombian Armed Forces and the FARC, 1999 and 2012
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Uribe Vélez, Álvaro, 1952-
Human rights -- Colombia -- History -- 21st century.
Violence -- Colombia -- History -- 21st century.
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 21st century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0817388842 (electronic bk.)
9780817388843 (electronic bk.)