The Undermining of the Sandinista Revolution

The Undermining of the Sandinista Revolution

by Prevost Gary
     
 

This book explores the impact of Sandinista electoral defeat and the U.S. backed Chamorro administration on the gains of the Nicaraguan revolution. Through a series of essays based on current research, seven experts on contemporary Nicaragua draw a balance sheet on the gains of the Revolution and assess the current status of the revolutionary process. The Revolution…  See more details below

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This book explores the impact of Sandinista electoral defeat and the U.S. backed Chamorro administration on the gains of the Nicaraguan revolution. Through a series of essays based on current research, seven experts on contemporary Nicaragua draw a balance sheet on the gains of the Revolution and assess the current status of the revolutionary process. The Revolution brought dramatic social, economic and political changes to Nicaragua in the 1980s, but in the wake of the electoral defeat of the FSLN in 1990, the revolution struggled to survive in the face of challenges from the Chamorro administration, the U.S. government, and the International Monetary Fund. Significant efforts to protect the revolution's achievements have been mounted, especially in grassroots organizing and by women's organizations.

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Contains five essays which together provide an overview of Nicaragua's Sandinista movement and argue that the revolution is in significant retreat. Topics covered include the election in 1990, the effect of UNO's neo-liberal policies on women, the development of the Sandinista mass organizations, and the macro- and micro-economic changes that have occurred in Nicaragua since 1990. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312161125
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/01/1996
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.65(w) x 8.79(h) x 0.94(d)

Meet the Author

Gary Prevost is Professor in the Department of Political Science at St. John's University in Minnesota.

Harry Vanden is Professor in the Department of Government and International Affairs at the University of South Florida, Tampa.

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