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Historia Caribe

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RAMIREZ BACCA, Renzo  and  JIMENEZ PATINO, Hernán David. War and Peace: A conceptual revision. An interpretation for the Colombian case. Hist. Caribe [online]. 2014, vol.9, n.24, pp.163-197. ISSN 0122-8803.

This article presents a review about the war and peace concepts in light of the history of the Colombian case. The purpose of this review is to characterize and classify the conflict phenomenon and its participants, pointing out the polysemy of these concepts. The authors warn about the importance of the analysis of these concepts in light of the historical context, to emphasize on the phenomenon of the "new war" waged by the State in recent times; and about the complexity to end the previous cycle of violence. Regarding to the peace-related component, its aim is to clarify the concepts of "transitional justice" and "restorative justice" seen as transitional mechanisms of justification towards a type of peace, whose history is full of amnesties and pardons for the actors in the conflict, without taking into consideration or compensating their victims.

Keywords : war; peace; civil war; armed conflict; justice; Colombia.

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