Controlling Hearts and Minds? Examining Support for the Colombian Military

Bay Area Latin America Forum at CLAS.
Aila Matanock

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Controlling Hearts and Minds?
Examining Support for the Colombian Military

Monday, October 28, 2013
Time: 12:00 – 1:15 pm | CLAS Conference Room, 2334 Bowditch Street

Aila Matanock speaks at CLAS, October 2013. 

- Read "Supporting the Troops?" Erica Hellerstein's article for the Fall 2013 Berkeley Review

How much social support do militaries engaged in counterinsurgency operations have? We examine differences in support for the Colombian military between direct and experimental survey measures, and we find lower levels of support in the experimental measures across contexts, especially in contexts with illegal organizations.

Aila M. Matanock is an assistant professor of Political Science at UC Berkeley who focuses on civil conflict and international intervention.

Download Matanock and Garcia-Sánchez, "Controlling Civilians" (.pdf)

Aila Matanock presents data on support for the military. (Photo by Orit Mohamed.)
Aila Matanock presents data on support for the military. (Photo by Orit Mohamed.)

Aila Matanock is a new faculty member in political science. (Photo by Orit Mohamed.)
Aila Matanock is a new faculty member in political science. (Photo by Orit Mohamed.)

Professor Matanock describes her research to the audience at CLAS. (Photo by Orit Mohamed.)
Professor Matanock describes her research to the audience at CLAS. (Photo by Orit Mohamed.)

 A Colombian military band performs in Bogota.

A Colombian military band performs in Bogota.