Political Movements and Violence in Central America

Political Movements and Violence in Central America

by Charles D. Brockett
     
 

ISBN-10: 052184083X

ISBN-13: 9780521840835

Pub. Date: 03/14/2005

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:
9780521840835
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/14/2005
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics Series
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Figures, Tables, and Mapsix
Abbreviations and Acronymsxiii
Acknowledgmentsxix
1Introduction1
Part 1From Grievances to Contentious Movements
2The Social Construction of Grievances37
3The Emergence of Urban Contentious Movements: El Salvador69
4The Emergence of Urban Contentious Movements: Guatemala97
5Contentious Peasants and the Problem of Consciousness Raising130
Part 2Opportunity, Contention, and Repression
6Cycles of Contention169
7Changing Political Opportunities and Contentious Challengers: Guatemala194
8Changing Political Opportunities and Contentious Challengers: El Salvador and Central America230
9Contention and Repression: Guatemala265
10Contention and Repression: El Salvador292
11Conclusion324
References329
Index363

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