- Used Books
- Staff Picks
- Gifts & Gift Cards
- Sell Books
- Stores & Events
- Let's Talk Books
Special Offers see all
More at Powell's
Recently Viewed clear list
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
More copies of this ISBN
Transnational Conflicts : Central America, Social Change and Globalization (03 Edition)by William Robinson
Synopses & ReviewsPlease note that used books may not include additional media (study guides, CDs, DVDs, solutions manuals, etc.) as described in the publisher comments.
In this timely and provocative study, William I. Robinson challenges received wisdom on Central America. He starts with an exposition on the new global capitalism. Then, drawing on a wide range of historical documentation, interviews, and social science research, he proceeds to show how capitalist globalization has thoroughly transformed the region, disrupting the conventional pattern of revolutionary upheaval, civil wars, and pacification, and ushering in instead a new transnational model of economy and society.
Beyond his focus on Central America, Robinson provides a critical framework for understanding development and social change in other regions of the world in the age of globalization. Demonstrating how the very forces of capitalism have brought into being new social agents and political actors unlikely to acquiesce in the face of the emerging order, Transnational Conflicts shows why the Isthmus, along with other regions, is likely to return to the headlines in the near future.
Book News Annotation:
Central America is becoming increasingly enmeshed in a "new war order," an outgrowth of the crisis of capitalist globalization, argues Robinson (sociology, U. of California at Santa Barbara). He describes globalization (and other transnational phenomena) as having driven major social, economic, and political restructuring from the 1960s to the present, contributing to the demise of old oligarchies and revolutionary movements, reconfigurations of civil society, and growing links to the global economy. These processes are resulting in new social contradiction that, in turn, are creating new social movements and changing prospects for popular transformation of the region.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Capitalism has disrupted the conventional pattern of revolutionary upheaval, civil wars, and pacification in Central America; William Robinson maps the shape of change in the region.
Contemporary capitalism has disrupted the conventional pattern of revolutionary upheaval, civil wars, and pacification in Central America. In this timely study, William Robinson maps the likely shape of change in the region. This book is likely to unsettle policy-makers in Washington but will become a point of reference for both scholars and activists peering into the future.
About the Author
William Robinson is Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is the author of several books, including David and Goliath: The US War Against Nicaragua and A Theory of Global Capitalism.
What Our Readers Are Saying
Other books you might like
History and Social Science » Latin America » Central America