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Frontera norte

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ALZATE ZULUAGA, Mary Luz. Collective Actions in the Face of Violence. Disquisitions based on a Case Study: Comuna 13 in Medellín (Colombia). Frontera norte [online]. 2010, vol.22, n.44, pp.161-184. ISSN 2594-0260.

This article contributes to the knowledge and visualization of the types and strategies of action that collective subjects produce to cope with violence in a context of internal armed conflict such as the kind that Colombia has experienced for over forty years. It describes them as forms of political action that attempt to reverse, transform or alter the power relations that some attempt to impose through this type of violence. At the same time, it contributes to the emergence of a new public scenario that goes beyond essentialist sovereignties, transcending the interpretations of political action from a purely state-oriented approach and a general will.

Keywords : Collective action; politics; violence; Medellín; Colombia.

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