Terrorismo de Estado Colonial en Puerto Rico: Una agenda de investigación

Translated title of the contribution: Colonial State Terror in Puerto Rico: A Research Agenda

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This paper puts forth the concept of colonial state terror as a category for the analysis of the uses of political violence in the Puerto Rican colonial conflict by US and Puerto Rican governments and pro-state organisations. To this end, the paper is divided in three general parts: firstly, it provides an analysis of the legal and political definition of US colonialism through the concept of the colonial state of exception; secondly, it exposes the concept of colonial state terror; and thirdly, it develops a brief history of the uses of colonial state terror in the long history of US colonialism in Puerto Rico. In doing so, this paper seeks to establish a research agenda for the better understanding of the relationship between colonialism, political violence, law and de-politicisation.
Translated title of the contributionColonial State Terror in Puerto Rico: A Research Agenda
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)203-220
JournalRelaciones Internacionales
Issue number32
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Colonialism
  • Terrorism
  • State of Exception
  • Law
  • State Crime
  • Colonialismo
  • Terrorismo
  • Estado de Excepción
  • Derecho
  • Crímenes de estado


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