Asymmetric information in the civil wars, the Colombian case
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to interpret the relationships between information networks and the armed conflict in 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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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 34972.
Date of creation: 2010
Date of revision: 2011
Colombia; civil wars; massacres; paramilitary; information and rumors; communication;
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- C72 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Noncooperative Games
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