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MOYA RUEDA, Milly  and  VEGA CASANOVA, Jair. Contributions of Alfredo Correa de Andreis to the understanding of Forced Displacement in the Colombian Armed Conflict. Investig. desarro. [online]. 2019, vol.27, n.1, pp.137-169. ISSN 0121-3261.

For several years (and until the moment of his death caused by State violence) the Colombian sociologist Alfredo Correa de Andreis inquired about forced displacement in the Colombian Caribbean. His research findings can be found in several academic publications, especially in the books: "Desplazamiento interno forzado, identidad social y restablecimiento urbano (Internal forced displacement, social identity and urban resettlement}" and "Pistaspara un nuevo rumbo (Clue for a new course)". His findings allowed Correa to construct two categories of analysis to address the comprehension of forced displacement and its consequences: social identity and legal personality. A rigorous process of participatory action research (PAR), a methodology inherited from the work of Orlando Fals-Borda, lead Correa de Andreis to an intimate involvement with urban resettlement areas of Barranquilla and Cartagena, to work with local communities displaced by violence. Through his work, Correa De Andreis addressed social processes in which he found a direct correlation between displacement and armed conflict. Also understanding that the displaced populatio-peasant and minority-not only lose their lands, but also their social fabric and the network of social relationships with those who were part of their contexts. Likewise, he analyzed the challenges that the structuring of his legal personality has in the restoration process.

Keywords : armed conflict; forced displacement; social identity; heritage; legal personality.

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