Angelika Rettberg

PRIO Global Fellow

Angelika Rettberg is an External Associate at PRIO.

Research Interests

  • ​Private Sector
  • Civil Society
  • Transitional Justice and Reconciliation
  • Natural Resources, Armed Conflict, and Crime

Background

​Angelika Rettberg is an associate professor at the Political Science Department at Universidad de los Andes (Bogotá – Colombia), where she leads the Research Program on Armed Conflict and Peacebuilding and the M.A. Program on Peacebuilding. 

Her research has focused on the private sector as a political actor and, specifically, on business behavior in contexts of armed conflict and peacebuilding. 

She has also been involved in research about other aspects of the political economy of armed conflict and peacebuilding, such as the relationship between legal resources, armed conflict, and crime in several Colombian regions as well as the dynamics of transitional justice and reconciliation. 

Between 2013 and 2014 she was a Georg Forster fellow in Germany, funded by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Her research has also been funded by the International Development Research Centre of Canada (IDRC), the One Earth Future Foundation (OEF), the Social Science Research Council, the Colombian Institute for Science and Technology, the World Bank, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and the Universidad de los Andes. 

She regularly contributes to the public media on topics related to the Colombian peace process. 

She sits on the board of Corporación Reconciliación Colombia, and is also part of the academic advisory board of the German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Germany and of the Business and Peace Advisory Group, an initiative of the Collaborative Learning Projects (CDA), the Africa Centre for Dispute Settlement at the University of Stellenbosh (ACDS), and PRIO. 

Angelika visited PRIO in December 2016 when she presented at the seminar; Colombia's peace Process and the Nobel: A Prize that Changed History.

She was a PRIO Global Fellow in 2017.


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Publications

​Angelika Rettberg & Con Juan Esteban Ugarriza. 2016. "Reconciliation: A Comprehensive Framework for Empirical Analysis", in Security Dialogue, Vol.47, Issue 6; December 2016, pp. 517 – 540.

Angelika Rettberg & Juan Felipe Ortiz-Riomalo. 2016. "Golden Opportunity, or a New Twist on the Resource-Conflict Relationship: Links Between the Drug Trade and Illegal Gold Mining in Colombia", in World Development, Vol. 84. pp. 82-96.

Angelika Rettberg. 2016. "Need, Creed, and Greed: Understanding How and Why Business Leaders Focus on Issues of Peace", en Business Horizons, Vol.59, Issue 5, pp. 481–492.

Enzo Nussio, Angelika Rettberg & Juan Esteban Ugarriza. 2015. "Victims, Non-Victims, and Their Opinions on Transitional Justice: Evidence from the Colombian Case", in International Journal of Transitional Justice, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 1 – 19.

Angelika Rettberg. 2015. "Victims of the Colombian Armed Conflict: The Birth of a Political Actor", in Bruce Bagley and Jonathan Rosen (eds.), Colombia's Political Economy at the Outset of the 21st Century: From Uribe to Santos and Beyond, Lexington Books, pp. 111 – 139.

All Publications

Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Rettberg, Angelika (2020) Colombia in 2019: The Paradox of Plenty, Revista de Ciencia Política 40(2): 235–258.
Rettberg, Angelika (2019) Peace-Making Amidst an Unfinished Social Contract: The Case of Colombia, Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding. DOI: 10.1080/17502977.2019.1619655.
Oettler, Anika & Angelika Rettberg (2019) Varieties of reconciliation in violent contexts: lessons from Colombia, Peacebuilding. DOI: 10.1080/21647259.2019.1617029: 329–352.
Kurtenbach, Sabine & Angelika Rettberg (2018) Understanding the relation between war economies and post-war crime, Third World Thematics 3(1): 1–8.

Book Chapter

Rettberg, Angelika (2020) Business in Peace Negotiations in Latin America, in Vanden, Harry E.; & Gary Prevost, eds, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latin American Politics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Nasi, Carlo & Angelika Rettberg (2019) Colombia’s Farewell to Civil War, in I. William Zartman, ed., How Negotiations End: Negotiating Behavior in the Endgame. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (62–82).
Rettberg, Angelika (2019) The Colombian Private Sector in Colombia’s Transition to Peace, in Avant, Deborah; Marie Berry; Erica Chenoweth; Rachel A. Epstein; Cullen Hendrix; Oliver Kaplan; & Timothy Sisk, eds, Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence. Oxford: Oxford University Press (255–278).
Rettberg, Angelika & Jason Miklian (2019) From war-torn to peace-torn? Mapping business strategies in transition from conflict to peace in Colombia, in Miklian, Jason; Rina M. Alluri; & John Elias Katsos, eds, Business, Peacebuilding and Sustainable Development. Abingdon: Routledge (110–128).
McFee, Erin & Angelika Rettberg (2019) Introducción: Contextualizando los Desafíos de la Implementación Temprana, in McFee, Erin; & Angelika Rettberg, eds, Excombatientes y acuerdo de paz con las FARC-EP en Colombia: Balance de la etapa temprana. Bogotá, Colombia: Ediciones Uniandes (1–17).
Barrios, Andrés; Juana García; Juan Carlos Montes; Angelika Rettberg & David Schnarch (2019) Sector privado y reintegración: Una mirada a la inclusión de excombatientes en la actividad productiva en Colombia, in McFee, Erin; & Angelika Rettberg, eds, Excombatientes y acuerdo de paz con las FARC-EP en Colombia: Balance de la etapa temprana. Bogotá, Colombia: Ediciones Uniandes (115–133).
Rettberg, Angelika; Ralf J. Leiteritz; Carlo Nasi & Juan Diego Prieto (2018) ¿Recursos diferentes, conflictos distintos? Un marco para comprender la economía política del conflicto armado y la criminalidad en las regiones colombianas, in Rettberg, Angelika; Ralf J. Leiteritz; Carlo Nasi; & Juan Diego Prieto, eds, ¿Diferentes recursos, conflictos distintos?: La economía política regional del conflicto armado y la criminalidad en Colombia. Bogotá: Universidad de los Andes (3–46).
Rettberg, Angelika (2018) “Tomémonos un tinto”: café, conflicto armado y criminalidad en Colombia, in Rettberg, Angelika; Ralf J. Leiteritz; Carlo Nasi; & Juan Diego Prieto, eds, ¿Diferentes recursos, conflictos distintos?: La economía política regional del conflicto armado y la criminalidad en Colombia. Bogotá: Universidad de los Andes (47–82).
Rettberg, Angelika & Juan Diego Prieto (2018) Conflicto crudo: petróleo, conflicto armado y criminalidad en Colombia, in Rettberg, Angelika; Ralf J. Leiteritz; Carlo Nasi; & Juan Diego Prieto, eds, ¿Diferentes recursos, conflictos distintos?: La economía política regional del conflicto armado y la criminalidad en Colombia. Bogotá: Universidad de los Andes (135–192).
Rettberg, Angelika; Juan Camilo Cárdenas & Juan Felipe Ortiz-Riomalo (2018) Mismo recurso, diferentes conflictos: un análisis de la relación entre oro, conflicto y criminalidad en seis departamentos colombianos, in Rettberg, Angelika; Ralf J. Leiteritz; Carlo Nasi; & Juan Diego Prieto, eds, ¿Diferentes recursos, conflictos distintos?: La economía política regional del conflicto armado y la criminalidad en Colombia. Bogotá: Universidad de los Andes (341–400).

Edited Volume

Kurtenbach, Sabine; & Angelika Rettberg, eds, (2019) War Economies and Post-War Crime. Abingdon: Routledge. ThirdWorlds.
McFee, Erin; & Angelika Rettberg, eds, (2019) Excombatientes y acuerdo de paz con las FARC-EP en Colombia: Balance de la etapa temprana. Bogotá, Colombia: Ediciones Uniandes.

PRIO Policy Brief

Rettberg, Angelika; Daniel Medina & Jason Miklian (2019) Corporate Strategies to Assist Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Colombia, PRIO Policy Brief, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

PRIO Paper

Rettberg, Angelika; Daniel Medina & Jason Miklian (2019) Corporate Strategies to Assist Post-Conflict Peacebuilding in Colombia, PRIO Paper. Oslo: PRIO.

Report - Other

Rettberg, Angelika (2020) A logic of its own: the external presence in the Sahel, Analyses of the Elcano Royal Institute (ARI), 132. Madrid: Elcano Royal Institute.