The post-conflict panorama in Colombia: an approach from governance and security sector reform

  • Tickner, Arlene Beth (PI)
  • Cujabante Villamil, Ximena Andrea (PI)

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Bearing in mind that Colombia is in a post-agreement stage, once a negotiation process with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrilla group has been completed, it becomes pertinent to reflect on the new security threats that the Colombian State must face and that are present in society. These threats are part of the conceptualization of human security and refer mainly to the individual. Even without armed conflict, Colombia will have to tackle the debate on how to face the new security challenges, as well as their management. The methodology to be used throughout this research is exploratory, with a methodological triangulation between the selected units of analysis (human security, governance, security sector and post-conflict) using as methods (i) bibliographic review, (ii) case studies and (iii) documentary technique, mainly in institutional reports. In this order of ideas, the research to be developed will address governance and security sector reform as key elements of the post-conflict peacebuilding agenda in Colombia. In this sense, a conceptual theoretical framework correlating human security, governance and security sector reform in accordance with Objective 16 of Sustainable Development will be first proposed; the situation of Colombia will then be evaluated with respect to civic-military relations in the process of governance and security sector reform; the cases of El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti and Chile will then be compared, identifying the lessons learned. Finally, the project's conclusions will make it possible to determine the long-term political, institutional, economic and social effects of the implementation in Colombia of a new governance structure and security sector reform in a post-conflict scenario.
Effective start/end date2/1/1912/27/19

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Main Funding Source

  • National


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