The Dominican Republic: A Caribbean Crucible

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Much has occurred in the Dominican Republic since the first edition of this critically acclaimed profile was published ten years ago: Democratic government has become more firmly established, if no less contentious, and the fragile economy, though still the definitive element in Dominican life, has benefited from changes in global trade patterns and corporate investment. Yet the Dominican Republic remains a nation mired in poverty and social tension. As the country heads toward the quincentennial of Columbus's ...
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Much has occurred in the Dominican Republic since the first edition of this critically acclaimed profile was published ten years ago: Democratic government has become more firmly established, if no less contentious, and the fragile economy, though still the definitive element in Dominican life, has benefited from changes in global trade patterns and corporate investment. Yet the Dominican Republic remains a nation mired in poverty and social tension. As the country heads toward the quincentennial of Columbus's landing in the New World, there is both anticipation and apprehension as the citizenry looks back proudly to their heritage and forward to a future clouded by uncertainties. This edition examines the changing character of governance and the political changes that have returned Joaquin Balaguer to the presidency for an unprecedented sixth term. The economic transitions that have made the Dominican Republic an attractive site for foreign business and tourism are also addressed, along with the economic causes of urban and rural unrest and the emigration of Dominicans to Puerto Rico and the United States. Critical public policy issues such as energy, taxation, population control, and education are explored, together with the social and political conflicts created by debt, austerity, and fiscal reform. Finally, the authors analyze the Dominican Republic's relations with its neighbors and major trading partners, giving special emphasis to the impact of new global and regional ties. Throughout, they focus on the struggle to maintain democracy in the face of the inevitable dislocations caused by economic reform and modernization.
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A balanced introduction that captures both the unique qualities of the Dominican experience and the aspects which are representative of the minor Latin American states generally. This revised and updated edition (first was in 1982) examines the changing character of governance, politics, economy, critical policy issues, fiscal reform, trade relations, and global and regional ties. Paper edition (unseen), $15.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Howard J. Wiarda is Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations and head of the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, and Senior Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. He is la member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author or editor of numerous Westview books including An Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development (with Harvey Kline) and Civil Society: The American Model and Third World Development. He is also a contributing co-editor (with Harvey Kline) of Latin American Politics and Development, Sixth Edition (2007, Westview). Michael Kryzanek is professor and chair of political science at Bridgewater State College, Massachusetts.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Illustrations
Foreword
Preface
List of Acronyms and Abbreviations
1 Introduction 1
2 The Land, the People, the Culture 5
3 The Pattern of Historical Development 25
4 Contemporary Dominican History 39
5 Social Structure and Social Groups 57
6 The Economy 79
7 Political Institutions and Processes 95
8 Public Policy and Policymaking 113
9 The Dominican Republic in the International Arena 133
10 Conclusion 147
Notes 151
Suggested Readings 157
About the Book and Authors 159
Index 161
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