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Multinational Corporations, Rentier Capitalism, and the War System in Colombia

Nazih Richani
Latin American Politics and Society
Vol. 47, No. 3 (Autumn, 2005), pp. 113-144
Published by: Distributed by Wiley on behalf of the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Miami
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4490420
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Multinational Corporations, Rentier Capitalism, and the War System in Colombia
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Abstract

This article focuses on the role of multinational corporations in the Colombian conflict, particularly how they contributed to the escalation of land conflicts and to the violent transforma of the rural economy into one based on rentier capital. It also explores how these companies helped in fomenting and financing the war system, an element that could partly explain the protracted persistence of the Colombian conflict.

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