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In/security in ColombiaWriting Political Identities in the Democratic Security Policy$
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Josefina A. Echavarria

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780719079856

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719079856.001.0001

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Resistance and peaces

Resistance and peaces

(p.177) 5 Resistance and peaces
In/security in Colombia

Josefina Echavarria A.

Manchester University Press

This chapter is concerned with the analysis of discourses that have emerged in resistance to the Democratic Security Policy (DSP), and argues that the resistance discourses of armed groups reproduce the violent logic of in/security from the margins. It then discusses how those discourses have reworked the very matrix of power relations of the DSP to counter-propose different understandings of peace and in/security. The concept of reading resistance discourses in a contingent way might already be the first entry point for constructing a theoretical frame to investigate discourses contesting the DSP. The DSP discloses the power over life in multiple biopolitical practices. Analysing the nonviolence programme of the Congruent Peace Plan of the Province of Antioquia revealed that qualified state nonviolence does not serve as an alternative to the DSP, but merely as a way of filling in its gaps.

Keywords:   resistance discourses, Democratic Security Policy, power relations, peace, Congruent Peace Plan, Province of Antioquia

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