The Colombian 's Generation Gap Essay

1826 Words Nov 10th, 2016 8 Pages
In late September there was a sentiment of peace and change for the Colombian citizens after Colombian’s government and the FARC sign what was thought of to be, a much sought out peace agreement. However, on Sunday, October 2, Colombian voters unexpectedly rejected the peace agreement. For decades the Colombia government and rebel groups have failed to come to a peace agreement. Throughout the course of peace talks the citizens have tethered the possibility of living peacefully with the rebel groups, but after polls were conducted, it showed a margin of 50.2% to 49.8% (Registraduria Nacional del Estado Civil., 2016), Revealing an underlying position half the country continues to hold. This case study forms part of a research paper on the Colombian’s generation gap in regards to the peace agreement. A comparative study of how thin the voting margin is between divided generations; younger to older. In particular, how the generations conceptualize their attitude towards the government and FARC. In addition, answering how this gap has formulated over the decades and a side by side perspective of the generation gap, when it comes to building a peace agreement between the major power groups. This case study will briefly touch on the history of the conflict and how outside actors intersect with the outcome. Furthermore, evaluate how the shift of perspective developed and how other factor help aid the division According to Hough (2010), we should considering the…

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