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Transnational Politics in Central America
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Transnational Politics in Central America

Luis Roniger

Abstract

Political theorists tend to write about the countries of Central America (Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama) either as individual nation-states or as the pawns and victims of international intervention. What these approaches ignore is the shared history of these countries, which were a single nation until domestic and colonial forces dissolved it in the early nineteenth century. This book argues for the importance of examining the connected history, close relationships, and mutual impact of the societies of Central America upon one another. Eschewing w ... More

Keywords: political theorists, Central America, nation-states, international intervention, shared history, nineteenth century, transnational dynamics, globalization, state fragmentation, reunification

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780813036632
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813036632.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luis Roniger, author
Wake Forest University