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The politics of modern Central America : civil war, democratization, and underdevelopment

Author: Fabrice Edouard Lehoucq
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book analyzes the origins and consequences of civil war in Central America. Fabrice Lehoucq explains why the inability of autocracies to reform led to the civil wars of the 1980s and why violent conflict led to the unexpected transition to non-military governments in the 1990s. He examines why economic stagnation throughout much of the region, along with unevenness of political reform, has limited  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Fabrice Edouard Lehoucq
ISBN: 9780521515061 0521515068 9780521730792 0521730791
OCLC Number: 767256259
Description: x, 204 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Central America on the eve of the 1980s --
2. Civil war, revolution, and economic collapse --
3. Stalemates, peace negotiations, and democratization --
4. Economic stability, lacklustre growth, and social change --
5. Democracy, state capacity, and redistribution.
Responsibility: Fabrice Lehoucq.
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'This book combines a deep knowledge of Central American countries with the theoretical perspectives of comparative politics and political economy.' William Keech, Duke University 'Fabrice Lehoucq Read more...

 
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