The new political economy of armed conflicts focuses on understanding which natural resources are linked to which kind of organized violence and in what way (Collier 1998; Humphreys 2005; Le Billon 2001; Ross 2004; Snyder 2006; Weinstein 2007). According to the flourishing literature on the link between natural resources and violence, the countries which export basic primary products (commodities) are vulnerable to high levels of organized violence, due to the fact that, in principle, these resources offer an easy source of financing for rebels. In addition, the countries which produce these goods have relatively weak state capacities. As a result,...
|Translated title of the contribution
|Rompiendo la piedra: Los altibajos del conflicto en la región esmeraldera de Colombia
|Title of host publication
|Different Resources, Different Conflicts? The Subnational Political Economy of Armed Conflict and Crime in Colombia
|Ralf Leiteritz, Angelika Rettberg , Carlo Nasi , Juan Diego Prieto
|Universidad de los Andes Colombia
|Published - 2020