The Central American Republics

Author: Franklin Dallas Parker

Publisher: London : Oxford U.P

ISBN: UVA:X000239639

Category: Central America

Page: 348

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Historical analysis of the political, economic and cultural characteristics which set each of these five countries off from the others.
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Central America Since Independence

General chapters on Central America 1821-1870, 1870-1930 & 1930 to the present, are followed by chapters on each of the five Central American republics -- Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras & Costa Rica -- since 1930.

Author: Leslie Bethell

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521423732

Category: History

Page: 366

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General chapters on Central America 1821-1870, 1870-1930 & 1930 to the present, are followed by chapters on each of the five Central American republics -- Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras & Costa Rica -- since 1930. Excerpted from the Cambridge History of Latin America.
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The Political Economy of Central America Since 1920

In this book Victor Bulmer-Thomas uses his previously unpublished estimates of the national accounts to explore economic and social development in the five Central American republics from 1920.

Author: V. Bulmer-Thomas

Publisher: CUP Archive

ISBN: 0521348390

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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In this book Victor Bulmer-Thomas uses his previously unpublished estimates of the national accounts to explore economic and social development in the five Central American republics from 1920. He examines in detail variations in economic policy between countries which help to account for differences in performance. The major political developments are woven into the analysis and linked to changes in internal and external conditions. Growth under liberal oligarchic rule in the 1920s, heavily dependent on exports of coffee and bananas, was accompanied by modest reform programmes. The 1929 depression, which hit the region hard, undermined most of the reforms and ushered in a period of dictatorial rule in all republics except Costa Rica. The Second World War, particularly after the entry of the United States, at first strengthened the dictatorships, but ultimately produced challenges to rule by authoritarian caudillos. The social upheavals accompanying the post-war export-led boom forced governments in each republic to address the question of economic, social and political reform.
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In the Shadow of the Giant

Asserts that Mexico's policy has reflected both its status as a 'middle power' between Central America and the United States, and its desire to assert a leadership role in the region"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Author: Jürgen Buchenau

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817308296

Category: Political Science

Page: 287

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"Thorough study of the endogenous and external factors that have shaped Mexico's dealings with the Central American republics. Asserts that Mexico's policy has reflected both its status as a 'middle power' between Central America and the United States, and its desire to assert a leadership role in the region"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.
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Belize

This profile of Belize provides an introduction to the historical background and the contemporary culture, economy, and society of this microstate in light of the country's internal politics and regional relations with other Commonwealth ...

Author: O. Nigel Bolland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0367155095

Category: Belize

Page: 158

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This profile of Belize provides an introduction to the historical background and the contemporary culture, economy, and society of this microstate in light of the country's internal politics and regional relations with other Commonwealth Caribbean nations and the Central American republics.
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Investment in Central America

Author: United States. Bureau of Foreign Commerce. American Republics Division

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105210307984

Category: Central America

Page: 273

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American Republics

Beginning in 1954, Apr. issue lists studies in progress; Oct. issue, completed studies.

Author: United States Department of State. External Research Division

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105071197359

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Beginning in 1954, Apr. issue lists studies in progress; Oct. issue, completed studies.
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A Brief History of Central America

Presents a comprehensive history of Central America, including the early pre-Columbian cultures and economic challenges currently being faced.

Author: Lynn V. Foster

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438108230

Category: Music

Page: 338

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Presents a comprehensive history of Central America, including the early pre-Columbian cultures and economic challenges currently being faced.
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Central America and the United States

Describes the various phases of the relationship between the United States and Central America from World War II to the end of the cold war

Author: John H. Coatsworth

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173004231338

Category: Political Science

Page: 277

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Describes the various phases of the relationship between the United States and Central America from World War II to the end of the cold war
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Contesting Trade in Central America

Contesting Trade in Central America is the first book-length study of the debate over CAFTA, tracing the agreement's drafting, its passage, and its aftermath across Central America.

Author: Rose J. Spalding

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 9780292754621

Category: Political Science

Page: 350

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In 2004, the United States, five Central American countries, and the Dominican Republic signed the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA), signaling the region's commitment to a neoliberal economic model. For many, however, neoliberalism had lost its luster as the new century dawned, and resistance movements began to gather force. Contesting Trade in Central America is the first book-length study of the debate over CAFTA, tracing the agreement's drafting, its passage, and its aftermath across Central America. Rose J. Spalding draws on nearly two hundred interviews with representatives from government, business, civil society, and social movements to analyze the relationship between the advance of free market reform in Central America and the parallel rise of resistance movements. She views this dynamic through the lens of Karl Polanyi's "double movement" theory, which posits that significant shifts toward market economics will trigger oppositional, self-protective social countermovements. Examining the negotiations, political dynamics, and agents involved in the passage of CAFTA in Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, Spalding argues that CAFTA served as a high-profile symbol against which Central American oppositions could rally. Ultimately, she writes, post-neoliberal reform "involves not just the design of appropriate policy mixes and sequences, but also the hard work of building sustainable and inclusive political coalitions, ones that prioritize the quality of social bonds over raw economic freedom."
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