Understanding Central America: Global Forces, Rebellion, and Change.pdf
"Understanding Central America" explains how domestic, global, political and economic forces have shaped rebellion and regime change in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras throughout their histories, during the often-turbulent 1970s and since. The text provides students a comprehensive coverage of Central America, political science, and international relations. The authors explain the origins and development of the region's political conflicts, their resolution and ongoing political change. This Sixth Edition provides the most up-to-date information on the recent political changes in each of the five countries presented.
Praise for prior editions: ""Understanding Central America" remains the most comprehensive and indispensable textbook for courses on Central American politics. It offers a classic interpretation of the roots of civil wars and U.S. interventions in late twentieth-century Central America. This new edition has been reorganized and updated to address the region's post-war issues of the twenty-first century, incorporating new scholarship relevant for analysis over the long run."--Susanne Jonas, University of California, Santa Cruz"A 'must read' for anyone interested in this complex and volatile area of the world."--Mitchell A. Seligson, Vanderbilt University"This volume is without doubt the best comprehensive examination of Central American politics and society. The book represents a good balance between an intellectually sophisticated analysis and a clear, concise approach readily accessible for undergraduate students."--Orlando J. Perez, Central Michigan University; President, Midwest Association for Latin American Studies
John A. Booth is Regents Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the University of North Texas. He is the author of "Costa Rica: Quest for Democracy" (1999, Westview). Christine J. Wade is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Washington College. She is the co-author of "Nicaragua: Living in the Shadow of the Eagle, Fifth Edition" (2011, Westview). Thomas W. Walker is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and former Director of Latin American Studies Program at Ohio University. He is the co-author of "Nicaragua: Living in the Shadow of the Eagle, Fifth Edition" (2011, Westview).