Interdependency and Interference: The Wayuu’s Normative System and State -based Conflict Resolution in Colombia

TitleInterdependency and Interference: The Wayuu’s Normative System and State -based Conflict Resolution in Colombia
Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsPlanta, K
Pagination54pp.
InstitutionBerghof Foundation
CityBerlin
Abstract

This report is part of a wider comparative research project on “Peaceful Coexistence? ‘Traditional’ and ‘Non-traditional’ Conflict Resolution Mechanisms” to analyze the patterns of coexistence between ‘traditional’ (indigenous, local, community-based) and ‘non-traditional’ (imported, liberal, state-based, Western) approaches to conflict resolution. It addresses findings on the coexistence between the indigenous system of conflict resolution of Colombia’s most populous indigenous community, the Wayuu, and state-based intervention to solve conflicts over land within La Guajira department.

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