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Political Movements and Violence in Central America (Cambridge Studies in Contentious Politics)by Charles D. Brockett
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This book offers an in-depth analysis of the confrontation between popular movements and repressive regimes in Central America during the three decades beginning in 1960, particularly in El Salvador and Guatemala. Examining both urban and rural groups as well as both nonviolent social movements and revolutionary movements, this study has two primary theoretical objectives. First, to clarify the impact of state violence on contentious political movements. Under what conditions will escalating repression provoke challengers to even greater activity (perhaps even the use of violence themselves) and under what conditions will it intimidate them back into passivity? Second, to defend the utility of the political process model for studying contentious movements, indeed, finding in this model the key to resolving the repression-protest paradox. The study is based on the most thorough set of events data on contentious political activities collected from Latin American countries.
This book studies the confrontation between popular movements and repressive regimes in Central America.
This analysis of the confrontation between popular movements and repressive regimes in Central America, particularly in El Salvador and Guatemala, examines urban and rural groups as well as nonviolent social movements and revolutionary movements over three decades from 1960 on. It studies the impact of state violence on contentious political movements and defends the political process model for studying such movements.
Table of Contents
Part I. From Grievances to Contentious Movements: 1. The social construction of grievances; 2. The emergence of urban contentious movements: El Salvador; 3. The emergence of urban contentious movements: Guatemala; 4. Contentious peasants and the problem of consciousness raising; Part II. Opportunity, Contention, and Repression: 5. Cycles of contention; 6. Changing political opportunities and contentious challengers: Guatemala; 7. Changing political opportunities and contentious challengers: El Salvador and Central America; 8. Contention and repression: Guatemala; 9. Contention and repression: El Salvador.
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