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This section shows our latest publications in the four categories newsletter/SIE, policy brief, working papers and worth readings

Sozialismus des 21. Jahrhunderts in Venezuela. Aufstieg und Fall der Bolivarischen Revolution von Hugo Chávez

Recent book by Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters

Cover of Prof. Dr. Peters’ book.

The crisis in Venezuela is of major concern to Colombia. The migration of many Venezuelans to Colombia, but also thoughts about a coup d’état or military interventions in Venezuela fill the pages of newspapers and the social media. In order to offer a deeper analysis on the causes of the Venezuelan crisis, the academic director of the CAPAZ Institute, Prof. Dr. Stefan Peters, has recently published the book “Sozialismus des 21. Jahrhunderts in Venezuela. Aufstieg und Fall der Bolivarischen Revolution von Hugo Chávez” edited by the German publishing house Schmetterling Verlag. The book begins by trying to understand Venezuela as a rentier society and argues that more emphasis must be placed on the particularities of rentismo to understand Venezuela, but also other countries rich in raw materials in the Global South and in Latin America. In the book, Prof. Dr. Peters analyzes thoroughly the rise and fall of the Bolivarian Revolution and elucidates possible future scenarios for Venezuela.

Peters, S, (2019), Sozialismus des 21. Jahrhunderts in Venezuela Aufstieg und Fall der Bolivarischen Revolution von Hugo Chávez, Stuttgart Alemania, Schmetterling Verlag.

Further information (in German)


CAPAZ Newsletter Issue No. 3 – August 2018

Dear readers:

We are pleased to present our third issue of the CAPAZ Institute Newsletter. Save the date! The CAPAZ events starting in September in our headquarters at the Claustro de San Agustín in Bogota will be followed by the CAPAZ’ first International Conference in Colombia. Peace and the presidential election in Colombia were central topics to our academic and institutional agenda in Germany and Colombia. In this issue, we share recent activities in the projects supported by CAPAZ and the meetings we held in the country’s different regions. We are also happy to present you the new CAPAZ Brochure and to tell you that the users of our information services have grown substantially along with the number of occasions on which CAPAZ is mentioned in the press. We hope you enjoy the reading!


English version

Spanish version


CAPAZ published the first Policy Brief of its Publication series

The German-Colombian Peace Institute CAPAZ is launching a new CAPAZ Publications series. The CAPAZ Policy Briefs report highly relevant political and social empirical research that supports policy definition and decision making.


The Policy Briefs include information about researchers’ policy proposals and recommendations on topics related to sustainable peacebuilding in Colombia. They provide access to scientific knowledge and knowledge transfer reflecting the research work undertaken to society in general and political actors in particular.


Click here to download Policy Brief No. 1 from the CAPAZ Publications series (in Spanish).


For more information:

Juliana González Villamizar

Scientific Collaborator CAPAZ Institute



The German-Colombian Peace Institute – CAPAZ is pleased to announce the publication of the recent special edition of PRIF SPOTLIGHT 10/2018, entitled “Colombia under the Duque government. Policy options to strengthen the peace process”.


The authors are Prof. Dr. Solveig Richter (International Conflict Management Program at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt) and PD Dr. Jonas Wolff (Director of the Intrastate Conflict Research Department and Board Member of the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, PRIF). Mr. Wolff is the spokesperson for the PRIF Institute in the CAPAZ Colombian-German consortium, representing PRIF as one of the German founding institutions of the CAPAZ Institute.


Download the English version of the PRIF SPOTLIGHT on Colombia

Download the Spanish version of the PRIF SPOTLIGHT on Colombia

Download the German version of the PRIF SPOTLIGHT on Colombia





The German-Colombian Peace Institute, CAPAZ publishes its first working paper “Territorial dynamics of the violence and armed conflict before and after the peace accord with the FARC-EP. Case study: Tumaco, Nariño”.

This paper has been written by researchers Luis Gabriel Salas Salazar and Fabián Eduardo Camelo (Universidad Nacional de Colombia), and Jonas Wolff (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt-PRIF).


Download the first CAPAZ Working Paper 1-2018 (in Spanish).


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