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Spatial re-configurations in the country and agrarian counter-reform at contemporary Colombia: a spatial reading from David Harvey capital crisis theory

Grant number: 13/22766-5
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2014
Effective date (End): March 31, 2015
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Geography - Human Geography
Principal researcher:Marta Inez Medeiros Marques
Grantee:Camilo Alejandro Bustos Avila
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil

Abstract

The main goal of this research is to explain the processes of territorial reconfiguration at Colombia´s rural areas, which have existed during the last thirty years because of Colombia´s armed internal conflict and that trend to show a very strong concentration of land even in areas where there was settlements for agrarian reform. This specific process will be related with another one that occurs at the global level: Crisis of capitalism. For explaining that, this land concentration process by means of violence will be analyzed using David Harvey´s studies upon capital crisis, using, specially the concept of accumulation by dispossession.