Criminal ecosystems

Habitats for convergence and deviant globalization

Keywords: convergence; deviant globalization; ecosystems; empty space; transnational organized crime

Abstract

Transnational organized crime is perhaps one of the most challenging threats to government institutions. Therefore, understanding the power dynamics between actors outside the law and the population of particular urban and rural sectors is one of the most critical national security and defense concerns. This article proposes the application of a series of concepts derived from theories of the natural sciences to underst and how, in some regions of Colombia, criminal activities have been perpetuated, which threaten the multidimensional security of the State, activities whose structure has, on some occasions, has supplanted the State in its functions.

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Author Biographies

Carlos Enrique Álvarez Calderón, Escuela Superior de Guerra “General Rafael Reyes Prieto”

He is a political scientist with a master’s degree in International Relations from the Universidad Javeriana and a master’s degree in Ontological Business Coaching from the Universidad San Sebastián in Santiago de Chile (Chile). He is a fellow of the Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies “William Perry” in Washington. He is a Research Professor at the Escuela Superior de Guerra “General Rafael Reyes Prieto,” the Postgraduate School of the Colombian Air Force, the School of Intelligence and Counterintelligence of the Colombian Army, and the Intelligence School of the Colombian Air Force. He is the editor of the magazine Ensayos sobre Defensa y Seguridad and head of the Research Line of the Master in National Security and Defense of the Escuela Superior de Guerra.

Carlos Andrés Rodríguez Beltrán, Escuela Superior de Guerra "General Rafael Reyes Prieto"

He is  a professional in International Relations and Political Studies of the Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, candidate for a master’s degree in National Security and Defense from the Escuela Superior de Guerra “General Rafael Reyes Prieto.” He is a researcher of the Master’s Degree in National Security and Defense of the Escuela Superior de Guerra “General Rafael Reyes Prieto.”

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Published
2018-09-30
How to Cite
Álvarez Calderón, C., & Rodríguez Beltrán, C. (2018, September 30). Criminal ecosystems. Revista Científica General José María Córdova, 16(24), 1-30. https://doi.org/10.21830/19006586.352
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Education and Doctrine