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New Armed Groups in Colombia: The Emergence of the Bacrim in the 21st Century

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dc.contributor.advisor Shelley, Louise I McGovern, Tara
dc.creator McGovern, Tara 2017-01-29T01:17:04Z 2017-01-29T01:17:04Z 2016
dc.description.abstract The 2003-2006 paramilitary demobilization in Colombia created major public policy challenges for the government, including the emergence of new illegal groups (Bacrim or bandas criminales). To date, there is no agreement between the government, academicians, and non-governmental organizations about the nature of these bacrim. The lack of shared understanding inhibits the establishment of a comprehensive plan to combat the bacrim and does a disservice to prior demobilization efforts. If these groups are legitimate participants in the on-going conflict, members will reap economic and legal benefits; otherwise, they will face criminal consequences.
dc.format.extent 357 pages
dc.language.iso en
dc.rights Copyright 2016 Tara McGovern
dc.subject Public policy en_US
dc.subject bacrim en_US
dc.subject Colombia en_US
dc.subject illegal groups en_US
dc.subject organized crime en_US
dc.subject paramilitaries en_US
dc.title New Armed Groups in Colombia: The Emergence of the Bacrim in the 21st Century
dc.type Dissertation Ph.D. Public Policy George Mason University

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