Book Launch: Paramilitary Groups and the State under Globalization

When and Where

Wednesday, March 16, 2022 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Online, Zoom


Jasmin Hristov and more


Join us for a round table panel to discuss and celebrate the book launch of Paramilitary Groups and the State under Globalization: Political Violence, Elites and Security, edited by Jasmin Hristov, Jeb Sprague and Aaron Tauss (London: Routledge, 2022) This event is co-organized with the Centre for Research on Latin American and the Caribbean (CERLAC)

About the Book
This book examines the phenomenon of paramilitarism across Latin America and the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia, offering a nuanced perspective while identifying key patterns in the way paramilitary violence is implicated in processes of capital accumulation, state-building, and the reproduction of social power.

About the Presenter
Dr. Jasmin Hristov is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology and the Guelph Institute of Development Studies. Her research expertise is in the areas of development and conflict, political violence, non-state armed groups, economic globalization, agrarian movements, and gender violence. She is the author of two books – Paramilitarism and Neoliberalism: Violent Systems of Capital Accumulation in Colombia and Beyond (Pluto Press 2014) and Blood and Capital: the Paramilitarization of Colombia (Ohio University Press 2009) as well as the lead editor for Paramilitary Groups and the State under Globalization: Political Violence, Elites, and Security (Routledge).

Her work includes refereed articles featured in journals such as Sociology of Development, Canadian Review of Sociology, Journal of Peasant Studies, Latin American Perspectives, Journal of Peacebuilding and Development, and Labour, Capital and Society.

Contact Information


Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Latin American Studies program, Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean