Networks information in the civil wars
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to interpret the relationships between information networks and the civil wars (Colombia). Over a period of paramilitary violence networks of informants were used with a strategic purpose. In fact, the paramilitaries were preparing each slaughter counting information previously learned between the inhabitants of the town. For these reasons, it is shown that information is a key phenomenon to understand civil wars. Moreover, as demonstrated in this work is the evolution of the slaughter in the civil wars as a result of rumor and information.
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Date of creation: 25 Mar 2010
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Civil wars; massacres; paramilitary; information; rumors; Colombia; communication.;
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- Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2010-04-04 (All new papers)
- NEP-HIS-2010-04-04 (Business, Economic & Financial History)
- NEP-ICT-2010-04-04 (Information & Communication Technologies)
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