"A theoretically and empirically rich analysis of the insurgency and its historical origins. This will become a reference point for scholars seeking to understanding the structural origins of Colombia's ongoing conflict." —Dr Doug Stokes, Senior Lecturer in International Relations, University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.
"A valuable study of the causes, meaning and significance of the armed insurgency in Colombia. It [presents a welcome break from the hegemony of the apolitical discourses that have dominated the scholarship on Colombia's conflict."—Nazih Richani, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Latin American Studies, Kean University
"Based on extensive first-hand research in guerrilla-controlled regions, Brittain chronicles the origins, development and achievements of Colombia’s FARC-EP while dispelling many of the myths surrounding the rebel group. This book is a must-read for any scholars and activists interested in both the history of social struggle and its future directions." —Terry Gibbs, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Centre for International Studies, Cape Breton University, Canada
About the Author
Bernd Hamm is Professor of Sociology, Jean Monnet Professor of European Studies, and UNESCO Chair in Europe in a Global Perspective at the University of Trier, Germany. He is the co-editor of Sustainable Development and the Future of Cities ( 1999) and of Cultural Imperialism â€ Essays in the Political Economy of Cultural Domination (2005).