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The FARC : The Longest Insurgency

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Zusatztext A predominant characteristic that separates a strong investigative journalist from someone who simply reports already existing information is the distinction of integrity to acknowledge that which is not so readily or openly supported by popular discourse. Such a description fits well when concerning the work of Garry Leech, as shown within The FARC: The Longest Insurgency. Not only does Leech put into context the historical importance of this movement, and its response to Colombia's political-economic inequalities, but he provides a detailed analysis of what the guerrilla have done in an attempt to create a more socially respectable environment for the betterment of the majority rather than a continuity of enrichment for a select few. It is for these reasons that this work is essential reading for a wide variety of scholars, social activists, concerned citizens, and social justice advocates, as Leech is able to shed light on the important events and issues facing Colombian(s) society. A reality that is sorely unaddressed or, even worse, structurally misinformed through instruments of the popular media and so-called academic scholarship. Informationen zum Autor Garry Leech is an independent journalist and also teaches international politics at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia, Canada. Klappentext Garry Leech has written the definitive introduction to the FARC, examining the group's origins, aims, and ideology, and looking at its organizational and operational structures. The book also investigates the FARC's impact on local, regional, and global politics and explores its future direction. 'Rebels' is an exciting and innovative new series looking at contemporary rebel groups and their place in global politics. Written by leading experts, the books serve as definitive introductions to the individual organizations, whilst seeking to place them within a broader geographical and political framework. They examine the origins, ideology and future direction of each group, whilst posting such questions as 'When does a "rebel" political movement become a "terrorist" organization?' and 'What are the social-economic drivers behind political violence?'. Provocative and original, the series is essential reading for anyone interested in how rebel groups operate today. Vorwort The definitive introduction to the FARC, examining the group's origins, aims, organisation and ideology. Zusammenfassung The definitive introduction to the FARC, examining the group's origins, aims, organisation and ideology. Inhaltsverzeichnis Map of Colombia Timeline of Events Introduction 1. The Roots of the FARC 2. The FARC's Political Front 3. The FARC's Social Project 4. The FARC and the Drug Trade 5. From 'Narco-Guerrillas' to 'Narco-Terrorists' 6. The FARC and Human Rights 7. The Future of the FARC...

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Authors Garry Leech
Assisted by Anna Mdee (Editor), Nana Poku (Editor)
Publisher Zed Books
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 12.05.2011
EAN 9781848134911
ISBN 978-1-84813-491-1
No. of pages 192
Dimensions 134 mm x 205 mm x 19 mm
Series Rebels
Subject Non-fiction book

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