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Author Booth, John A., 1946-

Title Understanding Central America : global forces, rebellion, and change / John A. Booth, Christine J. Wade, Thomas W. Walker

Publ Info Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, [2010]
2010
Edition Fifth edition
LOCATION CALL # STATUS NOTE
 CCE Main Collection  F1439 B66 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  F1439 .B66 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  F1439 .B66 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  F1439 .B66 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xx, 338 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-323) and index
Contents 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. Reflections: repression, mobilization, and democratic transition ; Projections: prospects for democratic consolidation ; Conclusions
LC subject Central America -- History -- 1951-1979
Central America -- History -- 1979-
Political stability -- Central America -- History -- 20th century
Democratization -- Central America -- History -- 20th century
Social conflict -- Central America -- History -- 20th century
Revolutions -- Central America -- History -- 20th century
Add Author Wade, Christine J
Walker, Thomas W., 1940-
ISBN 9780813344218 (alk. paper)
0813344212 (alk. paper)