Rejecting Peace? Legacies of Violence in Colombia

Policy brief

Nygård, Håvard Mokleiv & Michael Weintraub (2016) Rejecting Peace? Legacies of Violence in Colombia, Conflict Trends, 4. Oslo: PRIO.

On October 2, 2016, Colombians narrowly voted to reject the peace agreement negotiated between their government and the FARC, the country’s largest rebel group. While significant levels of abstention and a hurricane on the coast both contributed to the razor-thin victory for the “no” camp, past legacies of violence can help explain which communities supported the agreement and which did not.

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