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Costa Rica : a global studies handbook

Author: Margaret T Mitchell; Scott Pentzer
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : ABC-CLIO, ©2008.
Series: Global studies., Latin America & the Caribbean.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret T Mitchell; Scott Pentzer
ISBN: 9781851099924 1851099921 9781851099931 185109993X
OCLC Number: 166873288
Description: xxi, 367 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Series editor's foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Maps --
pt. 1. Narrative section --
ch. 1. Geography and history --
Pre-Hispanic Costa Rica --
The conquest of Costa Rica and the colonial era --
Economic development in the Central Valley : coffee and railroads --
The rest of the country : cattle and bananas --
Political development, 1824-1870 --
Order and progress : the Constitution of 1871 and the liberal state --
Education and modernization --
Economic crisis and challenges to the liberal order --
The crisis of the export model --
Machine politics, reform, and the Civil War of 1948 --
References --
ch. 2. The Costa Rican economy --
The exhaustion of the classical export model and the birth of the mixed economy --
Nationalization of the banks --
Autonomous institutions and the manager state --
Coffee and cooperatives --
Cattle ranching and deforestation in Guanacaste --
Industrialization and the Central American common market --
CODESA and the entrepreneur state --
The debt crisis and neoliberal reforms --
USAID and the parallel state --
From 1990 to the present : a new economic model with some familiar weaknesses --
Manufacturing --
Agriculture --
Service industries --
Social development --
References. ch. 3. Politics and institutions --
Education --
Health care --
Other autonomous institutions --
National parks, protected areas, and private conservation efforts --
Political institutions --
Political parties --
The abolition of the army and Costa Rican foreign policy --
Institutional change in the neoliberal era --
Corruption and the 2006 elections --
From gridlock to referendum in 2007 --
References --
ch. 4. Society and culture --
Urbanization, population growth, and the role of women --
Social cohesion and political participation --
Religion --
Ethnic minorities and the Costa Rican self-image --
Nicaraguan immigrants --
Insecurity and crime --
Soccer --
Arts and literature --
References --
pt. 2. Reference section --
Key events in Costa Rican history --
Significant people, institutions, places, and events --
Costa Rican language, food, and etiquette --
Language --
Food and beverages --
Common Costa Rican dishes --
Etiquette --
Costa Rica, related organizations --
Business and economics --
Culture, education, and exchange --
The environment --
Costa Rica's government representatives in the United States --
Tourism --
Annotated bibliography of recommended works on Costa Rica --
Geography and history of Costa Rica --
The economy of Costa Rica --
Costa Rican institutions --
Costa Rican society and contemporary issues --
Index --
About the authors.
Series Title: Global studies., Latin America & the Caribbean.
Responsibility: Meg Tyler Mitchell and Scott Pentzer.
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