Civilian Action in Conflict Settings: The Case of Colombia

Volume 50 Number 3
Published: September 30, 2019
This article analyses how social and political action among civilians during violent conflict may affect efforts to sustain peace and strengthen peace-building processes in the post-conflict period. The main argument advanced is that forms of social and political action that emerge in conflict settings – and their evolution and effects on societies in the post-conflict period – are shaped by interactions between civilians and armed actors that control territories during the conflict period. These pathways are illustrated through the case of Colombia and used to derive implications for other countries grappling with the fragility of post-conflict processes.


  • Accountability
  • Conflict
  • Violence
From Issue: Vol. 50 No. 3 (2019) | Accountability Amidst Fragility, Conflict, and Violence: Learning from Recent Cases