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HD9199.C82P35 1997
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TITLE: Coffee and power : revolution and the rise of democracy in Central America / Jeffery M. Paige.
AUTHOR: Paige, Jeffery M.
PUBLISHED: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1997.
DESCRIPTION: xv, 432 p. ; 24 cm.
NOTES: Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-424) and index.
NOTES: "Extraordinary wealth and variety of historiographical, interview, and statistical data undergird a critical application of Barrington Moore's theses on revolution and democracy to the cases of Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. Three different class-and-state structures, largely generated by their coffee economies, are analyzed by dividing the upper classes into (purely) agrarian elites and their agroindustrial (processor/exporter) counterparts. A deepening split between them paved the recent path toward democratization in both El Salvador and Nicaragua. Costa Rica's earlier, smoother democratization is accounted for by the processor-grower social pact of the 1930s. Yet all three arrived arrived at more democratic, though flawed, neoliberal systems by the 1990s"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
SUBJECT: Coffee industry--Costa Rica--History--20th century.
SUBJECT: Coffee industry--El Salvador--History--20th century.
SUBJECT: Coffee industry--Nicaragua--History--20th century.
SUBJECT: Costa Rica--Politics and government--20th century.
SUBJECT: El Salvador--Politics and government--20th century.
SUBJECT: Nicaragua--Politics and government--To 1960.
SUBJECT: Nicaragua--Politics and government--1960-
SUBJECT: Elite (Social sciences)--Costa Rica--History--20th century.
SUBJECT: Elite (Social sciences)--El Salvador--History--20th century.
SUBJECT: Elite (Social sciences)--Nicaragua--History--20th century.

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