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Politics of Modern Central America Civil War, Democratization, and Underdevelopment

ISBN-10: 0521730791

ISBN-13: 9780521730792

Edition: 2012

Authors: Fabrice Lehoucq

List price: $43.95
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"This book analyzes the origins and consequences of civil war in Central America. Fabrice Lehoucq explains why the inability of autocracies to reform led to the civil wars of the 1980s and why violent conflict led to the unexpected transition to non-military governments in the 1990s. He examines why economic stagnation throughout much of the region, along with unevenness of political reform, has limited democratization. This book also uses these developments to shed light on core debates in comparative politics, suggesting that more progress has been made in understanding the persistence of inequality than in identifying the causes of civil war"--
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/27/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 212
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Introduction
Central America on the eve of the 1980s
Civil war, revolution, and economic collapse
Stalemates, peace negotiations, and democratization
Economic stability, lacklustre growth, and social change
Democracy, state capacity, and redistribution
Conclusion