U S  Aid to El Salvador Book

U S Aid to El Salvador

  • Author : James Leach
  • Publisher :
  • Date : 1985
  • Category : Economic assistance, American
  • Pages : 66
  • ISBN : OCLC:22761276

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Revolution In El Salvador Book

Revolution In El Salvador

  • Author : Tommie Sue Montgomery
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2018-02-23
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 9780429977237

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Since the first edition of this book appeared in 1982, El Salvador has experienced the most radical social change in its history. Ten years of civil war, in which a tenacious and creative revolutionary movement battled a larger, better-equipped, US-supported army to a standstill, have ended with 20 months of negotiations and a peace accord that promises to change the course of Salvadorean society and politics. This book traces the history of El Salvador, focusing on the oligarchy and the armed forces, that shaped the Salvadorean army and political system. Concentrating on the period since 1960, the author sheds new light on the US role in the increasing militarization of the country and the origins of the oligarchy-army rupture in 1979. Separate chapters deal with the Catholic church and the revolutionary organizations, which challenged the status quo after 1968. In the new edition, Dr Montgomery continues the story from 1982 to the present, offering a detailed account of the evolution of the war. She examines why Duarte's two inaugural promises, peace and economic prosperity could not be fulfilled and analyzes the electoral victory of the oligarchy in 1989. The final chapters closely follow the peace negotiations, ending with an assessment of the peace accords, and evaluate the future prospects for El Salvador and for the 1994 elections.

Feeding the Crisis Book

Feeding the Crisis

  • Author : Rachel Garst
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Date : 1990-01-01
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 0803260954

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Examines United States food aid to Central America, and makes detailed recommendations for changes in its administration

The Salvador Option Book

The Salvador Option

  • Author : Russell Crandall
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Date : 2016-05-07
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 680
  • ISBN : 9781107134591

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This book offers a thorough and fair-minded interpretation of the role of the United States in El Salvador's civil war.

Harvest Of Want Book

Harvest Of Want

  • Author : Scott Whiteford
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2019-03-04
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 9780429722349

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Harvest of Want demonstrates how hunger and malnutrition can exist simultaneously with growth in agricultural production. It points out a series of factors that have generated food insecurity throughout much of Central America and Mexico. .

Our Own Backyard Book
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Our Own Backyard

  • Author : William M. LeoGrande
  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Date : 2009-11-18
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 792
  • ISBN : 0807898805

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In this remarkable and engaging book, William LeoGrande offers the first comprehensive history of U.S. foreign policy toward Central America in the waning years of the Cold War. From the overthrow of the Somoza dynasty in Nicaragua and the outbreak of El Salvador's civil war in the late 1970s to the final regional peace settlements negotiated a decade later, he chronicles the dramatic struggles--in Washington and Central America--that shaped the region's destiny. For good or ill, LeoGrande argues, Central America's fate hinged on decisions that were subject to intense struggles among, and within, Congress, the CIA, the Pentagon, the State Department, and the White House--decisions over which Central Americans themselves had little influence. Like the domestic turmoil unleashed by Vietnam, he says, the struggle over Central America was so divisive that it damaged the fabric of democratic politics at home. It inflamed the tug-of-war between Congress and the executive branch over control of foreign policy and ultimately led to the Iran-contra affair, the nation's most serious political crisis since Watergate.

The Turkey and the Eagle Book

The Turkey and the Eagle

  • Author : Caleb S. Rossiter
  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Date : 2010
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 9780875867984

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This book is about not just the effects but the making of U.S. foreign policy. It shows how advocates of basing U.S. relations on progress toward democracy struggle in Washington with advocates of support for repressive regimes in return for economic benefits such trade, investment, and mineral resources and military benefits such as access to their territory for U.S. armed and covert forces. By arguing that the outcome of this struggle is determined by the average citizen's position, the book makes readers participants rather than observers. By arguing that a "cultural pump" constantly promotes a vision of American domination as a positive force in the world, it encourages readers to analyze the day-to-day effect of this vision on their own perceptions. Intended for a general audience, the book features enough inside tales and colorful characters to intrigue the casual reader, but also provides the clear themes and historical context needed for a high school or college text on U.S. policy after World War II toward the colonized, and then post-colonial countries.

Central America Inside Out Book

Central America Inside Out

  • Author : Tom Barry
  • Publisher : Grove Press
  • Date : 1991
  • Category : History
  • Pages : 501
  • ISBN : 080213260X

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Surveys the politics, economics, society, culture, environment and foreign affairs of each country in this volatile region

New American Destinies Book

New American Destinies

  • Author : Darrell Hamamoto
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2012-11-12
  • Category : Social Science
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 9781136050626

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The essays gathered here discuss theoretical and policy issues and themes such as the political and economic context of migration, job competition, labor organizing, changing ethnic and "race" relations, immigrant women in the economy and contemporary immigration politics and contribute to our understanding of the historical and contemporary dimensions of Asian and Latino migration in a changing global economy.

Crisis In Central America Book

Crisis In Central America

  • Author : Nora Hamilton
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Date : 2019-04-11
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780429721960

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In the early years of the recent Central American crisis, analysts often predicted a rapid, dramatic resolution—whether by revolutionary victory or through military intervention by the United States. The 1980s, however, have witnessed an intensification of conflicts with increasing U.S. involvement. Rather than standing at the brink of a sharp turning point, Central America is at an interim point in an evolving historical process. This text provides an assessment of this process and of its immediate and long-term implications for the region and for U.S.-Latin American relations. It focuses on the complex and contradictory effects of the Reagan administration's efforts to influence the Central American debate within the United States and to reestablish U.S. hegemony in the region itself. The first part of the book examines the development of various aspects of U.S. policy toward Central America. In particular, contributors discuss the interaction between the executive and legislative branches in shaping U.S. strategy, the implications for constitutional democracy of presidential control over foreign policymaking, the treatment of Central American refugees, the counterinsurgency strategy of "low intensity warfare," and the effects of U.S. policy on regional peace initiatives put forward by Mexico and other Latin American countries. In the second part, contributors analyze external pressures on Central American countries and regional dynamics. They begin with a discussion of the economic crisis—aggravated by conflicts in the region—and regional integration. Other topics include the ambiguous position of the Catholic church, Guatemala's "hidden war," "demonstration elections," the changing balance of forces in El Salvador, and the obstacles Nicaragua faces in constructing a new economic development model. Nora Hamilton is associate professor of political science and Linda Fuller is assistant professor of sociology at the University of Southern California. Jeffry A

Crossroads Book


  • Author : Cynthia Arnson
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Date : 1993
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 390
  • ISBN : 0271010983

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In this expanded and updated edition of the story of the struggles over the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy toward Central America, Cynthia Arnson incorporates substantial amounts of new primary source and recently declassified material coming out of the Iran-contra trials and other Freedom of Information Act requests. She also includes an entirely new chapter that carries the story of the Nicaragua and El Salvador policy debates to the end of the Bush administration.

Universities in the Business of Repression Book

Universities in the Business of Repression

  • Author : Jonathan Feldman
  • Publisher : South End Press
  • Date : 1989
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 371
  • ISBN : 0896083543

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An essential guide for students and academics seeking to expose university complicity with militarism and repression in the Third World.

The Price of Peace Book

The Price of Peace

  • Author : David Cortright
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Date : 1997
  • Category : Political Science
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN : 0847685578

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In this provocative study, policy-savvy scholars examine a wide range of cases—from North Korea to South Africa to El Salvador and Bosnia—to demonstrate the power of incentives to deter nuclear proliferation, prevent armed conflict, defend civil and human rights, and rebuild war-torn societies. The book addresses the 'moral hazard' of incentives, the danger that they can be construed as bribes, concessions, or appeasement. The cases demonstrate that incentives can sometimes succeed when traditional methods—threats, sanctions, or force—fail or are too dangerous to apply.

Waiting On Washington Book

Waiting On Washington

  • Author : Terry Repak
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Date : 1995-06-22
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN : 9781566393027

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In an analysis of recent immigration patterns in Washington, D.C., Terry A. Repak documents the unusual predominance of women among Central American immigrants. Two thirds of the arriving immigrants in earlier decades have been women, many of them recruited by international diplomats and U.S. government employees to work as housekeepers and nannies. Repak considers the labor force participation patterns for women compared to men, the effect of immigration laws—particularly the IRCA's uneven impact on women versus men—and the profound adjustments in gender roles and identities that accompany migration. Showing an extraordinary amount of autonomy, most of these immigrant women decided to migrate without consulting either fathers or partners, and they gained even greater independence once settled. Repak plots the career trajectories of numerous Central American immigrant women and men to illustrate the array of the women's responses, gender differences in the migration and assimilation experience, the availability of work, and the possibility for upward mobility and higher wages. Providing social, economic and political context, she looks at the conditions that set the stage for this migration, including the rapid expansion of service jobs in the 1960s and 1970s in Washington, D. C. and the political strife in such Central American countries as war-torn El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.