Introduction In most of the Global South, land is fundamentally a matter of political power. Even when urban inhabitants come to largely outnumber rural ones,Read More
Jacobo Grajales is a professor of Political Science at Lille University and a fellow of the Institut Universitaire de France. Jacobo holds a PhD from Sciences Po Paris and has worked for over a decade on the connection between war, peace and land struggles in the Global South. His current research programme focuses the impact of peacebuilding over the political economy of rural property. He conducts comparative fieldwork in Ivory Coast and Colombia.
Is Colombia Finally Heading Toward a Peace Agreement?
On October 2nd, 2016, the Colombian people voted “No” in the referendum to ratify the peace agreement between the State and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, created in 1964), which had been signed in an atmosphere of great optimism on the 26th September in Cartagena.Read More