Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion, and Change

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Avalon Publishing, Jul 22, 2014 - Political Science - 400 pages
This text offers an authoritative, comprehensive analysis of Central America’s political evolution including revolution, rebellion, regime changes, and democratic consolidation.
 

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Contents

1 CRISIS AND TRANSFORMATION
1
2 GLOBAL FORCES AND SYSTEM CHANGE IN CENTRAL AMERICA
15
3 THE COMMON HISTORY
55
4 COSTA RICA
71
5 NICARAGUA
97
6 EL SALVADOR
137
7 GUATEMALA
173
8 HONDURAS
209
9 POLITICAL PARTICIPATION POLITICAL ATTITUDES AND DEMOCRACY
239
10 POWER DEMOCRACY AND US POLICY IN CENTRAL AMERICA
275
11 REFLECTIONS AND PROJECTIONS
315
Appendix
343
About the Authors
355
Index
357
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John A. Booth is Regents Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of North Texas. He is the author of Costa Rica: Quest for Democracy.

Christine J. Wade is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College. She is the co-author of Nicaragua: Living in the Shadow of the Eagle.

Thomas W. Walker is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and former Director of Latin American Studies Program at Ohio University. He is the co-author of Nicaragua: Living in the Shadow of the Eagle.

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