What is it about?

This study shows an unfreezing of the Psychosocial Infrastructure of conflict culture during the signing of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP. However, two years later during the implementation of the agreement, there is a tendency to freeze, due to the polarization context. This indicates that the dominant political discourse during implementation, makes synergy with the culture of conflict, constituting an obstacle to the de-escalation.

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Why is it important?

This study is important to identify psychosocial barriers that prevent de-escalation of real conflict. In addition, this study warns about the need of the role of political narratives in promoting ideas for peace, or in maintaining psychosocial barriers.


I hope that this article helps people who live in violent conflicts, analyze the psychosocial infrastructure affectation, and make an effort to open their minds to alternative solutions.

Diana Rico
Universidad del Norte

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This page is a summary of: Unfreezing of the conflict due to the peace agreement with FARC–EP in Colombia: Signature (2016) and implementation (2018)., Peace and Conflict Journal of Peace Psychology, February 2022, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/pac0000545.
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