Political Movements and Violence in Central America
This book offers an indepth analysis of the confrontation between popular movements and repressive regimes in Central America for the three decades beginning in 1960, particularly in El Salvador and Guatemala. It examines both urban and rural groups as well as both nonviolent social movements and revolutionary movements. It studies the impact of state violence on contentious political movements as well as defends the political process model for studying such movements.
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Front Grievances to Contentious Movements
THE EMERGENCE OF URBAN CONTENTIOUS
CONTENTIOUS PEASANTS AND THE PROBLEM
CYCLES OF CONTENTION
CHANGING POLITICAL OPPORTUNITIES
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