Eradication Efforts, the State, Displacement and Poverty: Explaining Coca Cultivation in Colombia during Plan Colombia

@article{Dion2008EradicationET,
  title={Eradication Efforts, the State, Displacement and Poverty: Explaining Coca Cultivation in Colombia during Plan Colombia},
  author={Michelle L. Dion and Catherine Russler},
  journal={Journal of Latin American Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={40},
  pages={399-421}
}
  • Michelle L. Dion, Catherine Russler
  • Published 2008
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Latin American Studies
  • This study models the sub-national pattern of coca cultivation in Colombia following the implementation of Plan Colombia (2001–2005). The results suggest that aerial eradication reduces coca cultivation primarily through creation of significant displacement and that coca cultivation is less intense in areas with a significant state presence. Further, coca cultivation appears to be more common in less developed, agricultural regions where access to legal markets precludes other forms of… CONTINUE READING

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