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GARCIA REYES, Paola; VARGAS, Jenniffer  and  URIBE KAFFURE, Sonia. State, power, and domination. An approach on its mechanisms. Perf. latinoam. [online]. 2018, vol.26, n.51, pp.191-214. ISSN 0188-7653.  http://dx.doi.org/10.18504/pl2651-008-2018.

This article offers an approach to the interactions between State and social actors, based on the analysis of three cases in which opportunistic or violent actors were associated with policies to promote growing of palm oil in Colombia. We move away from other approaches which describe these interactions as cooptation and suggest they can be better understood as processes associated with the exercise of indirect domination by the State. To this end, we present an overall framework of analysis, review relevant policies, offer a description of the cases, and propose three mechanisms of indirect state domination: privateers, friends and Gullivers.

Keywords : State; indirect domination; policies; mechanisms; palm oil; peace.

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