Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion, and Change
Extensively revised and updated, Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion and Regime Change explains how domestic and global political and economic forces shaped rebellion and regime change in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras from the 1970s. Providing the authoritative, comprehensive coverage students of Latin America, political sc...more
Paperback, 304 pages
Published July 29th 2005 by Westview Press
(first published October 29th 1989)
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The best general overview that I have read of the Central American wars of the 1970-80s. Unlike most other English-language books on Central America, this one does not place the United States at the center of the narrative, but rather analyzes the region's history on its own terms. (To use political science jargon, this is primarily a book about comparative politics rather than international relations). Of course the book does not ignore U.S. policy entirely -- such an approach would be impossib...more
This was a good primer in the politics of the region (Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Costa Rica). The book is too generic at times and I think I got more out of this book because I have already detailed accounts of Guatemalan history.