Spatial data on Colombian borderlands, including borders, narcotics, infrastructure and agriculture, available via the UK data service.
This Journal of Political Power article discusses four mechanisms through which criminal involvement politicised paramilitaries.
This Working Paper presents findings from the second survey of participants in Colombia’s crop substitution progrmme, carried out in Tumaco in 2021
This Third World Quarterly article discusses the institutionalization of calamity – in the form of fumigation and exposure to lethal violence – and its consequences over coca peasants and workers in Colombia.
In this presentation, Veerle Van den Eynden, Data Manager outlines how data from the research is being archived and shared.
Militias are often long-term political actors of post-war frontier areas. central to how states and markets function. What does this imply those making and implementing security policies?
Drugs & (dis)order Policy Lab: An experiment in sustained critical engagement between researchers and policymakers
This working paper shares reflections from an ongoing conversation between researchers and policy stakeholders on drugs, development and peacebuilding policy.
María Alejandra Vélez and María Juliana Rubiano-Lizarazo of CESED reflect on challenges in implementing crop substitution in environmentally protected areas and indigenous reserves.
This Journal of Political Power article analyses the effect of the Colombian peace process on the discourse of ‘narco-guerillas’.
‘Everything peasants do is illegal’: Colombian coca growers’ everyday experiences of law enforcement and its impacts on state legitimacy
This Third World Quarterly article draws on coca farmer accounts to argue that if the state continues to wage war against the peasantry, it will hardly achieve effective governance of the coca frontier.
‘Erradicamos la coca, ¿y ahora qué?’ La sustitución desde las voces de los usuarios del PNIS en Tumaco
Con este especial, queremos ir más allá de los datos y cifras del incumplimiento del Programa Nacional Integral de Sustitución de cultivos de uso ilícito.
En este informe hacemos una evaluación a la implementación del Programa Nacional Integral de Sustitución de cultivos de uso ilícito.
Land formalization – The new magic bullet in counternarcotics? A case study of coca cultivation and tenure (in)formality from Colombia
This World Development article examines some of the causal mechanisms that underlie the relationship between land tenure and the cultivation of crops used for illicit drug production.