Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion, and Change
Routledge, Sep 3, 2018 - Political Science - 402 pages
Understanding Central America explains how domestic, global, political and economic forces have shaped rebellion and regime change in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras throughout their histories, during the often-turbulent 1970s and since. The text provides students a comprehensive coverage of Central America, political science, and international relations. The authors explain the origins and development of the region's political conflicts, their resolution and ongoing political change. This Sixth Edition provides the most up-to-date information on the recent political changes in each of the five countries presented.
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THE COMMON HISTORY
POLITICAL PARTICIPATION POLITICAL ATTITUDES AND DEMOCRACY
POWER DEMOCRACY AND US POLICY IN CENTRAL AMERICA
REFLECTIONS AND PROJECTIONS
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