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Transnational Conflicts : Central America, Social Change and Globalization (03 Edition)

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859844397
Author:
Robinson, William
Publisher:
Verso
Author:
Robinson, William I.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Social change
Subject:
Structural adjustment (economic policy)
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
International Relations
Subject:
World History-Latin America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20031016
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.2 x 1.1 in 1.495 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.
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