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Author Lehoucq, Fabrice Edouard, 1963-
Title The politics of modern Central America [electronic resource] : civil war, democratization, and underdevelopment / Fabrice Lehoucq.
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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 Electronic Book  F1439.5 .L45 2012eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (x, 204 pages) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; The Politics of Modern Central America; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Figures; Tables; Introduction; Approaches and Sources in the Study of Central America; Overview of Chapters; 1: Central America on the Eve of the 1980s; Introduction; Demographic Characteristics; Economic Characteristics and Trends; Political Economy and Regime Types; Agro-Export-Led Growth and Social Conditions; Conclusions; 2: Civil War, Revolution, and Economic Collapse; Introduction; The Social and Economic Prerequisites of Civil War; Inconsistently Authoritarian Regimes
Summary "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 democratization. This book also uses these developments to shed light on core debates in comparative politics, suggesting that more progress has been made in understanding the persistence of inequality than in identifying the causes of civil war"-- Provided by publisher.
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Subject Central America -- Politics and government -- 1979-
Central America -- Economic conditions -- 1979-
Civil war -- Central America -- History -- 20th century.
Related To Print version: Lehoucq, Fabrice Edouard, 1963- Politics of modern Central America. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012 9780521515061 (DLC) 2011048652 (OCoLC)767256259
ISBN 9781139525510 (electronic bk.)
1139525514 (electronic bk.)
Standard # 9786613840769
OCLC number 804847089