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This book presents research, analysis, and reflections on the major issues of Guatemalan development and democracy: the role of the military, the involvement of Mayan communities in national development, the possible emergence of more inclusive political institutions and the roles of international forces and agencies in Guatemalan social change. The chapters in this book are written by some of the most prominent scholars and public policy experts from Guatemala and the United ...
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Globalization on the Ground: Postbellum Guatemalan Democracy and Development

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Overview

This book presents research, analysis, and reflections on the major issues of Guatemalan development and democracy: the role of the military, the involvement of Mayan communities in national development, the possible emergence of more inclusive political institutions and the roles of international forces and agencies in Guatemalan social change. The chapters in this book are written by some of the most prominent scholars and public policy experts from Guatemala and the United States.
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Describing the human consequences of economic globalization, and its impact on existing communities, 14 essays describe the future of Guatemalan development, the relationship between democracy and demilitarization, indigenous movements for social change, and theories of development. An appendix summarizes the accord on identity and the rights of indigenous peoples. Contributors include political scientists, sociologists, anthropologists, economists, scholars of Latino studies, and USAID workers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461636960
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/25/2001
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 264
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Nelson Amaro is dean of the Social Sciences Faculty and director of the Master Degree on Development at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Christopher Chase-Dunn is professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California, Rverside. Susanne Jonas has been a expert on Guatemala for 34 years and is the author, most recently, ofCentaurs and Doves: Guatemala's Peace Process she is professor of Latin American & Latino studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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Table of Contents

Part 1 The Future of Guatemalan Development
Chapter 2 Guatemalan Development and Democratization: Past, Present, and Future
Chapter 3 Development and Equity: The Agenda for the Twenty-first Century
Part 4 Democracy, Demilitarization, and the State
Chapter 5 Global Forces and Regime Change: Guatemala within the Central American Context
Chapter 6 Democratization through Peace
Chapter 7 Decentralization, Local Government, and Citizen Participation: Unsolved Problems in the Guatemalan Democratization Process
Chapter 8 Demilitarization and Security in El Salvador and Guatemala: Convergences of Success and Crisis
Chapter 9 Democracy and the Market in Guatemala
Chapter 10 Coffee and the Guatemalan State
Part 11 Indigenous Movements and Social Change
Chapter 12 Pan-Mayanism and the Guatemalan Peace Process
Chapter 13 The Development of Globalization in the Mayan Population of Guatemala
Chapter 14 Linguistic Diversity, Interculturalism, and Democracy
Part 15 Globalization on the Ground
Chapter 16 Neoliberalism, the Global Elite, and the Guatemalan Transition: A Critical Macrosocial Analysis
Chapter 17 Globalization from Below in Guatemala
Chapter 18 Theories of Development and their Application to Small Countries
Chapter 19 Appendix: Summary of the Accord on Identity and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Chapter 20 Index
Chapter 21 About the Authors
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