In the Wake of War: Democratization and Internal Armed Conflict in Latin America

In the Wake of War: Democratization and Internal Armed Conflict in Latin America

By: Cynthia J. Arnson (editor)Paperback

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In the Wake of War assesses the consequences of civil war for democratization in Latin America, focusing on questions of state capacity. Contributors focus on seven countries-Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Peru-where state weakness fostered conflict and the task of state reconstruction presents multiple challenges. In addition to case studies, the book explores cross-cutting themes including the role of the international community in supporting peace, the explosion of post-war criminal and social violence, and the value of truth and historical clarification. This book completes a fifteen-year project, "Program on Comparative Peace Processes in Latin America," which also led to the 1999 publication of the book Comparative Peace Processes in Latin America.

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Cynthia J. Arnson is director of the Latin American Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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  • publication date: 06/06/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780804776684
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780804776684
  • weight: 703
  • ISBN10: 0804776687

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