Understanding Central America Global Forces, Rebellion, and Change

ISBN-10: 0813344212

ISBN-13: 9780813344218

Edition: 5th 2010

Authors: John A. Booth, Christine J. Wade, Thomas W. Walker

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Book details

List price: $39.00
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 12/22/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

List of Tables and Illustrations
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Acknowledgments
List of Acronyms
Crisis and Transformation
Global Forces and System Change in Central America
Poverty and Its Causes
Regime Change in Central America
Discussion
The Common History
Conquest to 1838
1838 to the Present
Costa Rica
Historical Background
Weathering Global Forces
The Economic Development Model Transformed
Changes in Politics and Parties
Contemporary Costa Rican Politics
Conclusions
Nicaragua
Historical Background
Global Forces and Insurrection
The Revolution
Replacing the Revolution
Contemporary Nicaraguan Politics
Conclusions
El Salvador
Historical Background
Global Forces and Insurrection
Government and Politics Since the Peace Accord
Conclusions
Guatemala
Historical Background
Global Forces and Conflict
The Civilian Transitional Regime and the Civil War
The Peace Accords and Contemporary Guatemalan Politics
Conclusions
Honduras
Historical Background
Weathering Global Forces
Contemporary Honduran Politics
Conclusions
Political Participation, Political Attitudes, and Democracy
Citizen Participation
Citizen Attitudes
Factors Shaping Attitudes and Participation
Conclusions
Power, Democracy, and US Policy in Central America
The Problem of Power
Democracy
Mobilization
The Roots of US Policy in Central America
Communism in Central America
Demobilization in Central America
US Policy in the Post-Cold War Period
Conclusions
Reflections and Projections
Relections: Repression, Mobilization, and Democratic Transition
Projections: Prospects for Democratic Consolidation
Conclusions
Appendix
Notes
About the Authors
Index
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