Introduction James Meernik, Jacqueline Demeritt and Mauricio Uribe-Lopez; 1. The complexity of the organizational design for implementation of a peace accord: a predictable obstacle to the Peace Agreement with the FARC? Santiago Leyva and Pablo Correa; 2. Violence, grassroots pressure, and Civil War peace processes: Insights from the Colombia-FARC conflict J. Michael Greig ; 3. Land, violence, and the Colombian peace process Jacqueline Demeritt, Amalia Pulido, David Mason and James Meernik; 4. Determinants of state strength and capacity: understanding citizen allegiance Juan Albarracin and Sarah Zukerman Daly; 5. The threat of organized crime in post-conflict Colombia Gustavo Duncan and Camila Suarez; 6. Violence after peace Jennifer S. Holmes and Viveca Pavon-Harr; 7. Two emblematic peace building initiatives in Antioquia: a comparative analysis of peace infrastructures Mauricio Uribe-Lopez and Valeria Correa-Barrera; 8. From counterinsurgency to peacebuilding: addressing barriers to lasting peace in Colombia Oliver Kaplan and Joseph Young; 9. Transitional justice in the Colombian final accord: text, context, and implementation Jason Quinn and Madhav Joshi; 10. The comprehensive system of truth, justice, reparation, and non-repetition: precedents and prospects Onur Bakiner; 11. Una tierra inexplorada: gendering the peace process in Colombia Jacqueline Demeritt and Kimi King; 12. Leading the public to peace: trust in elites, the legitimacy of negotiated peace, and support for transitional justice Ryan E. Carlin, Jennifer L. McCoy and Jelena Suboti; 13. Securing the peace and promoting human rights in post-accord Colombia: the role of restorative, reparative, and transformative justice dimensions Rebekka Friedman, Nelson Camilo Sanchez and Eric Wiebelhaus-Brahm; 14. Achieving an unpopular balance: post-conflict justice and amnesties in comparative perspective Geoff Dancy; 15. Countering violent extremism through narrative intervention: for a decentering of the local turn in peacebuilding Carlo Tognato; 16. Geographies of truth in the Colombian transitional justice process Adriana Valderrama, Melina Ocampo, Fernando Hoyos, Mariluz Gonzalez, David Rincon, Edison Vargas and Maria Cristina Paton; Conclusion James Meernik, Jacqueline Demeritt and Mauricio Uribe.
A comprehensive and timely analysis of the prospects for peace and justice in Colombia.
James Meernik is Regents Professor of Political Science and Director of the Castleberry Peace Institute at the University of North Texas. Currently, Professor Meernik is working on projects related to the peace process and transitional justice in Colombia, victim and witness testimony at international tribunals, and the impact of international tribunals on peace and human rights. He has authored over seventy articles and book chapters and has authored or co-edited eight books on international relations. Jacqueline DeMeritt is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Castleberry Peace Institute at the University of North Texas. Her research investigates reasons and remedies for human rights abuse. Current projects investigate how countries build institutions that monitor their treatment of civilians, the effects of gender on political violence, and the movements and motivations of Hitler's death squads, the Einsatzgruppen. Recent work has appeared in journals such as the American Journal of Political Science, the Journal of Conflict Resolution, and International Interactions Mauricio Uribe-Lopez is Full Professor and Head of the Government and Political Sciences Department at the Universidad EAFIT (Medellin, Colombia). He won an Honorable Mention in Social Sciences, awarded by the Alejandro Angel Foundation in 2012 and he is the author of La Nacion Vetada: Estado, Desarrollo y Guerra Civil en Colombia (2013).