Garry Leech has written the definitive introduction to the FARC, examining the group's origins, aims, and ideology, and looking at its organizational and operational structures. The book also investigates the FARC's impact on local, regional, and global politics and explores its future direction.
'Rebels' is an exciting and innovative new series looking at contemporary rebel groups and their place in global politics. Written by leading experts, the books serve as definitive introductions to the individual organizations, whilst seeking to place them within a broader geographical and political framework. They examine the origins, ideology and future direction of each group, whilst posting such questions as 'When does a "rebel" political movement become a "terrorist" organization?' and 'What are the social-economic drivers behind political violence?'.
Provocative and original, the series is essential reading for anyone interested in how rebel groups operate today.
Garry Leech is an independent journalist and also teaches international politics at Cape Breton University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Map of Colombia Timeline of Events Introduction 1. The Roots of the FARC 2. The FARC's Political Front 3. The FARC's Social Project 4. The FARC and the Drug Trade 5. From 'Narco-Guerrillas' to 'Narco-Terrorists' 6. The FARC and Human Rights 7. The Future of the FARC