Coffee and Power by Jeffery M. Paige
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Coffee and Power
By Jeffery M. Paige

Coffee and Power

Revolution and the Rise of Democracy in Central America

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Coffee and Power by Jeffery M. Paige

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In the revolutionary decade between 1979 and 1992, it would have been difficult to find three political systems as different as death-dominated El Salvador, peaceful social-democratic Costa-Rica, and revolutionary Sandinista Nicaragua. Yet when the fighting ended, all three had found a common destination in democracy and free markets. This text fuses political economy and cultural analysis to show that both the divergent political histories and their convergent outcome were shaped by a single commodity: coffee. Jeffrey Paige's analysis challenges current theories of dictatorship and democracy, and shows that revolution in Central America is deeply rooted in the histories of the coffee elites.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674136496
ISBN-10: 0674136497
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 30mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 27-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Jeffery M. Paige

Jeffery M. Paige is Professor of Sociology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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