New Working Paper Released

'Making the Territory: The Spatial Politics of Peasant Communities

Sylvain Lefebre's paper looks the spatial politics of peasant communities in Colombia, which he frames as key to accounting for the success of peasant communities in protecting their territory, claiming their rights and growing as a community. His paper looks in detail at how the strategies used by the peasant communities incorporate both protection and peace building into the daily lives of the communities, as well as the nuanced forms that their resistance takes.