Political Movements and Violence in Central America / Edition 1

Political Movements and Violence in Central America / Edition 1

by Charles D. Brockett
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521600553

ISBN-13: 9780521600552

Pub. Date: 02/21/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This analysis of the confrontation between popular movements and repressive regimes in Central America, particularly in El Salvador and Guatemala, examines urban and rural groups as well as nonviolent social movements and revolutionary movements over three decades from 1960 on. It studies the impact of state violence on contentious political movements and defends

Overview

This analysis of the confrontation between popular movements and repressive regimes in Central America, particularly in El Salvador and Guatemala, examines urban and rural groups as well as nonviolent social movements and revolutionary movements over three decades from 1960 on. It studies the impact of state violence on contentious political movements and defends the political process model for studying such movements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521600552
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/21/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
400
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. From Grievances to Contentious Movements: 1. The social construction of grievances; 2. The emergence of urban contentious movements: El Salvador; 3. The emergence of urban contentious movements: Guatemala; 4. Contentious peasants and the problem of consciousness raising; Part II. Opportunity, Contention, and Repression: 5. Cycles of contention; 6. Changing political opportunities and contentious challengers: Guatemala; 7. Changing political opportunities and contentious challengers: El Salvador and Central America; 8. Contention and repression: Guatemala; 9. Contention and repression: El Salvador.

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