Central America

Central America

by John Kirk
     
 

Central America provocatively challenges the myths of Central American democracy, development, and change—concepts traditionally maligned and oversimplified, but here presented analytically through a unique series of first-hand accounts. Incorporating essays by a variety of well-known academics and Central American specialists, this work considers each of the

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Central America provocatively challenges the myths of Central American democracy, development, and change—concepts traditionally maligned and oversimplified, but here presented analytically through a unique series of first-hand accounts. Incorporating essays by a variety of well-known academics and Central American specialists, this work considers each of the three concern areas separately. Part I includes five essays on democracy in the context of such nations as El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Part II explores the idea of development, the development of democratic education, U.S. aid, and the Social Democratic Project of 1948. Part III discusses the concept of change—seven essays cover liberation theology, the Sanctuary Movement, and the Reagan administration's attempts to thwart change.

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Seventeen first-hand accounts and essays challenge the predominant myths about this troubled region and offer an alternative to the mainstream media's interpretation of events in El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275930493
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/19/1988
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Meet the Author

JOHN M. KIRK is Associate Professor at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. He has travelled extensively in Latin America and is a frequent contributor to Canadian radio and television on Central American affairs.

GEORGE W. SCHUYLER is Director of the Inernational Education Center at St. Mary's University in Halifax, Canada. He has lived and worked in Latin America and has studied and taught about the region for many years.

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