Civil wars are violent contestations of political power and the control of resources. In addition to producing winners and losers and destroying property and infrastructure, civil wars can produce or reinforce social, demographic, and economic changes with long-lasting effects. This article describes three interdependent socioeconomic and demographic processes created by or reinforced during the fifty-one year-old war system that has racked Colombia.
The Columbia Journal of International Affairs cordially invites you to the launch of the Spring 2015 issue on migration. The event will take place Tuesday, 28 April 2015 at 6:30 p.m. in the Kellogg Center at Columbia University’s International Affairs building.