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“Apocalypse foretold”: a shift in the politics of risk in Colombia since 1985

Zeiderman, Austin and Ramírez Elizalde, Laura Astrid (2010) “Apocalypse foretold”: a shift in the politics of risk in Colombia since 1985. Revista de Ingeniería, 31. pp. 119-131. ISSN 0121-4993

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This article proposes to investigate the emergence of risk and prevention in national and municipal policy in Colombia, emphasizing the city of Bogotá and using a methodology that combines historical and anthropological approaches. It establishes its temporal frame as beginning in 1985, since the conjuncture that occurred in November of that year with the tragedy of Armero and the siege of the Palacio de Justicia just one week before generated in the domain of political culture a new emphasis on the topic of risk.

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Additional Information: © 2010 Universidad de los Andes
Divisions: LSE Cities
Subjects: F History United States, Canada, Latin America > F1201 Latin America (General)
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Cities (Cities Programme)
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2012 08:28
Last Modified: 11 Jul 2021 23:13

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