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Handbook of Central American Governance

A handbook

Edited by: Diego Sánchez-Ancochea , Salvador Martí i Puig

Print publication date:  November  2013
Online publication date:  December  2013

Print ISBN: 9781857436747
eBook ISBN: 9780203073148
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203073148
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Book description

Central America constitutes a fascinating case study of the challenges, opportunities and characteristics of the process of transformation in today?s global economy. Comprised of a politically diverse range of societies, this region has long been of interest to students of economic development and political change.

This title aims to describe and explain the manifold processes that are taking place in Central America that are altering patterns of social, political and economic governance, with particular focus on the impact of globalization and democratization. Containing sections on topics such as state and democracy, key political and social actors, inequality and social policy and international relations, in addition to in-depth studies on five key countries (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala), this text is composed of contributions from some of the leading scholars in the field.

No other single volume studies the current characteristics of the region from a political, economic and social perspective or reviews recent research in such detail. As such, this handbook is of value to academics, students and researchers as well as to policy-makers and those with an interest in governance and political processes.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The great transformation in Central America Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Central American migration, remittances and transnational development Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Natural disasters, climate change and environmental challenges in Central America Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The distribution of income in Central America Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Social policy in Central America Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Advancing the study of stateness in Central America Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Authoritarian and democratic regimes in Central America Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Institutional legitimacy in Central America: 2004–10 Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Central American (High) Courts Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Central American military Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Drug-trafficking and governance in Central America Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Political parties Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Political parties Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The transformation of Central American economic elites Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Social movements in Central America Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Indigenous and Afro-descendant social movements in Central America Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Central America’s relations with the United States of America Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Central America’s relations with Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Regional integration in Central America Download PDF
Chapter  21:  The role of international financial institutions in Central America Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Costa Rica Download PDF
Chapter  23:  El Salvador Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Guatemala Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Honduras Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Nicaragua Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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