Political parties and democracy in Central America /

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Other Authors: Goodman, Louis Wolf.
Forman, Johanna Mendelson.

LeoGrande, William M.
Format: Book
Published:Boulder : Westview Press, 1992.
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Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1. Political Parties and the Political Systems of Central America
  • Part 1. the Role of Political Parties in National Political Systems
  • 2. Colonial Heritage, External Domination, and Political Systems in Central America
  • Notes
  • 3. The Transitions to """"Electoral"""" and Democratic Politics in Central America: Assessing the Role of Political Parties
  • Notes
  • Notes
  • 5. Constitutional Framework for Political Parties in Central America: From Exclusion to Participation
  • 6. Parties, Transitions, and the Political System in Guatemala
  • 7. Party Politics in Belize
  • 8. Parties, Programs, and Politics in El Salvador
  • Notes
  • 9. The Origin and Development of Political Parties in Honduras
  • Notes
  • 10. Nicaragua, 1944-84: Political Parties and Electoral Processes
  • 11. Political Parties and Postrevolutionary Politics in Nicaragua
  • 12. Political Parties, Party Systems, and Democracy in Costa Rica
  • 13. Panama: Political Parties, Social Crisis, and Democracy in the 1980s
  • Notes
  • Part 2. Political Parties and Their International Connections
  • 14. Projecting Democracy in Central America: Old Wine, New Bottles?
  • 15. Esquipulas: Politicians in Command
  • 16. The Soviet Union and Cuba in Central America: Guardians Against Democracy?
  • Epilogue
  • Notes
  • 17. The Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the Communist Movement in Central America
  • 18. The Official Party of Mexico and the Country's Diplomacy in Central America
  • 19. Religion and Democratization in Central America
  • Notes
  • 20. The Party Internationals and Democracy in Central America
  • Appendix: Political Parties and Elections in Central America
  • About the Book
  • About the Editors and Contributors
  • Index

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