(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2012)

Document title

Everyday state formation : territory, decentralization, ans the narco landgrab in Colombia

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BALLVÉ T. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography, University of California, Berkeley, ETATS-UNIS


Surrounding the Gulf of Urabá, the northwest frontier region has been an unruly epicenter for a mass of dispossessed humanity, being displaced by paramilitaries. The paper shows how state formation is produced through the convergence of narco-paramilirary strategies, and government reforms aim at territorial restructuring through decentralisation. Relying on the conceptual cues offered by Lefebvre and Gramsci on state, space, and hegemony, the A. argues that Urabá's narco-driven economies of violence are not anathema to projects of modern liberal statehood, but tied to initiatives aimed at making spaces governable, expanding trade and attracting capital


Article of periodic

published at : Environment and planning. D. Society & space / ISSN 0263-7758

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1983)

Millesime : 2012, vol. 30, no4 [pp. 603-622]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 2 fig.



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1068/d4611

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