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Author Idler, Annette, 1985- author.

Title Borderland battles : violence, crime, and governance at the edges of Colombia's war / Annette Idler
Published New York, NY, United States of America : Oxford University Press, [2019]
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Contents Cover; Borderland Battles; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables, Figures, and Maps; Acknowledgments; List of Abbreviations; Prologue: Witnessing Insecurity from the Margins; Borderland Maps; 1. Borderlands: Security through a Magnifying Glass; 1.1 From Local Security to Non-​State Order around the Globe; 1.2 Contributions toward a Transformative Goal; 2. Non-​State Order and Security; 2.1 Non-​State Order; 2.2 Security; 2.3 The Role of the State and the Regional Context; 3. The Borderland Lens; 3.1 Borders Viewed from the Centers; 3.2 Borderlands Viewed from the Margins
3.3 Conclusion4. Violence and Survival; 4.1 Combat; 4.2 Armed Disputes; 4.3 Tense Calm; 4.4 Conclusion; 5. Crime and Uncertainty; 5.1 Spot Sales and Barter Agreements; 5.2 Tactical Alliances; 5.3 Subcontractual Relationships; 5.4 Conclusion; 6. Governance and Consent; 6.1 Supply Chain Relationships; 6.2 Strategic Alliances; 6.3 Pacific Coexistence; 6.4 Preponderance Relations; 6.5 Conclusion; 7. The Border Effect; 7.1 The Border as Facilitator; 7.2 The Border as Deterrent; 7.3 The Border as Magnet; 7.4 The Border as Disguise; 7.5 Conclusion
8. Global Borderlands: Security through a Kaleidoscope8.1 Borderland Battles for Positive Change; 8.2 Putting the Marginalized Center Stage; Epilogue: Experiencing Insecurity in the Margins; Appendix A: Further Methodological Notes; Appendix B: Violent Non-​state Group Interactions across the Borderlands; Appendix C: Borderland Fieldwork Itineraries; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary This book argues that borderlands intensify security threats at the conflict-crime nexus. It demonstrates the multiple insecurities that arise from complex interactions among rebels, criminals, and other violent non-state groups. Challenging urban biases and state-centric views, it draws on unprecedented multi-year fieldwork in the war-torn marginalized Colombian-Ecuadorian and Colombian-Venezuelan borderlands
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed January 14, 2019)
Subject Border security -- Colombia
Crime -- Colombia
Insurgency -- Colombia.
Violence -- Colombia.
Border security.
HISTORY -- Military -- Other.
Colombia -- Boundaries -- Ecuador
Colombia -- Boundaries -- Venezuela.
Ecuador -- Boundaries -- Colombia
Venezuela -- Boundaries -- Colombia
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0190849169