Area handbook series. DA pam ; 550-26. World Constitutions Illustrated.
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Foreword Acknowledgments Preface Table A. Selected Spanish abbreviations and acronyms Table B. Chronology of important events Country profile Introduction ch. 1. Historical Setting / David Bushnell Early Colombia Spanish conquest and colonial society Exploration and conquest Colonial government Colonial society and economy Religion and culture Breaking the Spanish connection Antecedents of independence Struggle for independence, 1810-19 Development of the nation, 1819-1904 Great Colombia experiment, 1819-32 New Granada. weak state, strong parties, 1832-63 Failed federalist utopia, 1863-85 Continuity and change in social relations Political centralization and the church-state alliance War of the thousand days and loss of Panama, 1899-1903 New age of peace and coffee, 1904-30 Presidency of Rafael Reyes Growth of the coffee industry Relations with the United States Decline of the conservative hegemony Reform under the liberals, 1930-46 Things come apart, 1946-58 La Violencia Growth amid mayhem National front, 1958-78 Instituting the coalition government Sociocultural changes Contemporary era, 1978-98 Rise of drug-trafficking organizations Spread of leftist insurgencies New departures and continuing problems ch. 2. Society And Its Environment / David Bushnell and Rex A Hudson Physical setting Geology Geography Climate Environment Race and ethnicity Indigenous peoples Racial distinctions Population and urbanization Population growth trends Immigration Regionalism Urbanization trends Population displacement Emigration Demography Social strata division Family Income distribution Rural poor and urban poor Income effects of narco-trafficking Health and welfare Resources and organization Current health overview Pension conundrum Religion Church, state, and society Growth of Protestantism Other religious expressions Education Basic education University, technical, and vocational education Continuing problems Social movements ch. 3. Economy / Roberto Steiner and Hernan Vallejo Economic history, 1819-1999 Growth and structure of the economy, 1819-1989 1990s. a decade of economic reform Economic structure and sectoral policies Agriculture Mining and energy Industry Services Transportation and telecommunications Air transportation Inland waterways Ports Railroads Road transportation Telecommunications Financial regulation and financial markets Trade policy and trade patterns Foreign investment regulation and outcomes Illegal drugs Macroeconomic policies and trends Monetary policy and inflation Exchange-rate policy and the balance of payments Fiscal policy and public finances Labor, the informal economy, social spending, and pensions Labor markets Informal economy Social expenditure Pension system Outlook ch. 4. Government And Politics / Arlene B Tickner Governmental system Executive Territorial government Legislature Electoral system Judiciary Attorney General's office Public administration Political dynamics Weakening of the bipartisan system Other parties and political movements Political party reform Corruption Societal institutions Colombian interest groups Internal armed conflict and peace negotiations Foreign relations General foreign policy traits Primary doctrines of foreign policy Foreign policy decision making Diplomatic relations Outlook ch. 5. National Security / Ann C Mason Military Historical background Modernization of the military Constitutional authority Organization of the armed forces Conscription and military service Military education system Military judiciary Uniforms, ranks, and insignia Defense and security spending Law enforcement National police Administrative security department Judicial police Penal system National security background Nineteenth-century civil unrest International security affairs La Violencia and the emergence of insurgency Drug trafficking and the origins of paramilitarism Current national security panorama Internal armed conflict Human rights Violence and crime National security doctrines and policies Counterinsurgency strategies and emergency decrees Peace processes Antidrug strategies United States-Colombia Security Cooperation and Plan Colombia Democratic Security Policy Negotiations in 2007-8 International and regional security relations Agreements and treaties Regional relations Outlook Appendix. Tables Bibliography Glossary Index Contributors Published country studies.
This series deal with a particular foreign country, describing and analyzing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, and examining the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by historical and cultural factors.
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