Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion, and Change
Routledge, Jan 31, 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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1 CRISIS AND TRANSFORMATION
2 GLOBAL FORCES AND SYSTEM CHANGE IN CENTRAL AMERICA
3 THE COMMON HISTORY
4 COSTA RICA
6 EL SALVADOR
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