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Author Kline, Harvey F.

Title Fighting monsters in the abyss the second administration of Colombian President Álvaro Uribe Vélez, 2006-2010 / Harvey F. Kline
Published Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 252 pages :) map
Contents I. 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 Andrés Pastrana presidency and Álvaro Uribe's first term -- II. The legitimate monopoly of force challenge -- Violence and human rights during the second Uribe term -- Failure with guerilla groups during the second Uribe term -- III. 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 -- IV. Into the abyss? -- The difficulties coming from allowing the ends to justify the means -- Conclusion -- Epilogue
Summary "Fighting Monsters in the Abyss studies the complex constraints and trade-offs the second administration of Colombian President Uribe (2006-2010) encountered as it attempted to resolve that nation's violent Marxist insurrection and to have a more efficient judicial system"--Provided by publisher
Notes "Fourth in the series ... on the attempts of Colombian presidents to end the endemic violence in their country. State Building and Conflict Resolution in Colombia, 1986-1994 covered the presidencies of Virgilio Barco and Cesar Gaviria; Chronicle of a Failure Foretold : The Peace Process of Colombian President Andres Pastrana dealt with the Andres Pastrana government; [and] the third was Showing Teeth to the Dragons : State-Building by Colombian President Alvaro Uribe Velez, 2002-2006"--Preface
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-240) and index
Subject Uribe Vélez, Álvaro, 1952-
Uribe Vélez, Álvaro, 1952-
Human rights -- Colombia -- History -- 21st century
Justice, Administration of -- Colombia -- History -- 21st century
Political violence -- Colombia -- History -- 21st century
Human rights.
Justice, Administration of.
Political violence.
Politics and government.
Colombia -- Politics and government -- 1974-
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2015016665
ISBN 0817318801