Internally Displaced Population in Colombia

René Urueña

in Governance by Indicators

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199658244
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949915 | DOI:
Internally Displaced Population in Colombia

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This chapter considers the roles played by the indicators of the circumstances and numbers of internally displaced persons in Colombia, which is an issue of great importance in the country, and is a result of massive violence. It first outlines the movement of numbers from local compliers — that have little to no direct influence — into reports of well-known external organizations (e.g. United Nations), then back to Colombian political debates and news media. It considers the possibility of the presence of a dialectic element in the process of creating and applying indicators, which can be used for local purposes that are not related to their original ‘global’ origin. This chapter also takes a look at the interaction between the users and the producers of indicators.

Keywords: internally displaced persons; massive violence; external organizations; political debates; news media; Colombia; dialectic element; local purposes

Chapter.  17278 words. 

Subjects: Public International Law

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