This book presents research, analysis, and reflections on the major issues of Guatemalan development and democracy: the role of the military, the involvement of Mayan communities in national development, the possible emergence of more inclusive political institutions and the roles of international forces and agencies in Guatemalan social change. The chapters in this book are written by some of the most prominent scholars and public policy experts from Guatemala and the United States.
Nelson Amaro is dean of the Social Sciences Faculty and director of the Master Degree on Development at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Christopher Chase-Dunn is professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California, Rverside. Susanne Jonas has been a expert on Guatemala for 34 years and is the author, most recently, ofCentaurs and Doves: Guatemala's Peace Process she is professor of Latin American & Latino studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Part 1 The Future of Guatemalan Development Chapter 2 Guatemalan Development and Democratization: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 3 Development and Equity: The Agenda for the Twenty-first Century Part 4 Democracy, Demilitarization, and the State Chapter 5 Global Forces and Regime Change: Guatemala within the Central American Context Chapter 6 Democratization through Peace Chapter 7 Decentralization, Local Government, and Citizen Participation: Unsolved Problems in the Guatemalan Democratization Process Chapter 8 Demilitarization and Security in El Salvador and Guatemala: Convergences of Success and Crisis Chapter 9 Democracy and the Market in Guatemala Chapter 10 Coffee and the Guatemalan State Part 11 Indigenous Movements and Social Change Chapter 12 Pan-Mayanism and the Guatemalan Peace Process Chapter 13 The Development of Globalization in the Mayan Population of Guatemala Chapter 14 Linguistic Diversity, Interculturalism, and Democracy Part 15 Globalization on the Ground Chapter 16 Neoliberalism, the Global Elite, and the Guatemalan Transition: A Critical Macrosocial Analysis Chapter 17 Globalization from Below in Guatemala Chapter 18 Theories of Development and their Application to Small Countries Chapter 19 Appendix: Summary of the Accord on Identity and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Chapter 20 Index Chapter 21 About the Authors