Hacer el estado: carreteras, conflicto y órdenes locales en los territorios de las FARC

Translated title of the contribution: Making the State: Roads, War, and Local Orders in the FARC Territories

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In August 2017, as part of the Peace Accords with the Colombian government, the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) presented an extensive list of assets to be allocated to the victims of the armed conflict. It included approximately 3,700 kilometers of roads, most of them located in the guerrilla group’s areas of influence. In this article, we investigate the type of actors, collaborations, power relations and technologies that rendered possible the construction of roads in Puerto Guzmán, an Amazonian municipality
with prolonged FARC presence. We argue that the construction and transformation of these infrastructures over time enables us to understand the state as a co-production involving different dynamics and actors, including some antagonism to the state order.
Translated title of the contributionMaking the State: Roads, War, and Local Orders in the FARC Territories
Original languageSpanish (Colombia)
Pages (from-to)86 100
JournalRevista de Estudios Sociales
StatePublished - Jan 2021

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