Learning Democracy

Learning Democracy

Learning Democracy tells the story of how Nicaragua overcame an authoritarian government and American interventionism by engaging in an electoral revolution that solidified its democratic self-governance.

Author: Leslie E. Anderson

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226019741

Category: Political Science

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Historically, Nicaragua has been mired in poverty and political conflict, yet the country has become a model for the successful emergence of democracy in a developing nation. Learning Democracy tells the story of how Nicaragua overcame an authoritarian government and American interventionism by engaging in an electoral revolution that solidified its democratic self-governance. By analyzing nationwide surveys conducted during the 1990, 1996, and 2001 Nicaraguan presidential elections, Leslie E. Anderson and Lawrence C. Dodd provide insight into one of the most unexpected and intriguing recent advancements in third world politics. They offer a balanced account of the voting patterns and forward-thinking decisions that led Nicaraguans to first support the reformist Sandinista revolutionaries only to replace them with a conservative democratic regime a few years later. Addressing issues largely unexamined in Latin American studies, Learning Democracy is a unique and probing look at how the country's mass electorate moved beyond revolutionary struggle to establish a more stable democratic government by realizing the vital role of citizens in democratization processes.
Categories: Political Science

Social Capital in Developing Democracies

Social Capital in Developing Democracies

2004. “Democratic Envers et Contre Tout; Comportement Electoral et Democratic au Nicaragua, 19902001,” Le Banquet (Paris), 21(October): 293-323. 2005. Learning Democracy: Citizen Engagement and Electoral Choice in Nicaragua, 19902001.

Author: Leslie E. Anderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139485913

Category: Political Science

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Drawing on extensive field work in Nicaragua and Argentina, as well as public opinion and elite data, Leslie E. Anderson's Social Capital in Developing Democracies explores the contribution of social capital to the process of democratization and the limits of that contribution. Anderson finds that in Nicaragua, strong, positive, bridging social capital has enhanced democratization while in Argentina the legacy of Peronism has created bonding and non-democratic social capital that perpetually undermines the development of democracy. Faced with the reality of an anti-democratic form of social capital, Anderson suggests that Argentine democracy is developing on the basis of an alternative resource – institutional capital. Anderson concludes that social capital can and does enhance democracy under historical conditions that have created horizontal ties among citizens, but that social capital can also undermine democratization where historical conditions have created vertical ties with leaders and suspicion or non-cooperation among citizens.
Categories: Political Science

Social Capital in Developing Democracies

Social Capital in Developing Democracies

Explores the contribution of social capital to the process of democratization and the limits of that contribution.

Author: Leslie E. Anderson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521192743

Category: Political Science

Page: 309

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Explores the contribution of social capital to the process of democratization and the limits of that contribution.
Categories: Political Science

Nicaragua

Nicaragua

Learning Democracy: Citizen Engagement and Electoral Choice in Nicaragua, 19902001. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2005. Using surveys from 1990, 1996, and 2001, the authors offer a thoughtful assessment of voter choice and ...

Author: Thomas W. Walker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429974557

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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Nicaragua: Emerging from the Shadow of the Eagle details the country's unique history, culture, economics, politics, and foreign relations. Its historical coverage considers Nicaragua from pre-Columbian and colonial times as well as during the nationalist liberal era, the U.S. Marine occupation, the Somoza dictatorship, the Sandinista revolution and government, the conservative restoration after 1990, and consolidation of the FSLN's power since the return of Daniel Ortega to the presidency in 2006. The thoroughly revised and updated sixth edition features new material covering political, economic, and social developments since 2011. This includes expanded discussions on economic diversification, women and gender, and social programs. Students of Latin American politics and history will learn the how the interventions by the United States 'the eagle' to 'the north' have shaped Nicaraguan political, economic, and cultural life, but also the extent to which Nicaragua is increasingly emerging from the eagle's shadow.
Categories: Political Science

Understanding Central America

Understanding Central America

Nicaragua's transition to electoral democracy. Viewed from the vantage point of 2014, Nicaragua presents ample cause for concern. ... Learning Democracy: Citizen Engagement and Electoral Choice in Nicaragua, 19902001.

Author: John A. Booth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429972256

Category: Political Science

Page: 402

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Understanding Central America explains how domestic, global, political and economic forces have shaped rebellion and regime change in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras throughout their histories, during the often-turbulent 1970s and since. The text provides students a comprehensive coverage of Central America, political science, and international relations. The authors explain the origins and development of the region's political conflicts, their resolution and ongoing political change. This Sixth Edition provides the most up-to-date information on the recent political changes in each of the five countries presented.
Categories: Political Science

Transitional Justice in Nicaragua 1990 2012

Transitional Justice in Nicaragua 1990   2012

Learning Democracy. Citizen Engagement and Electoral Choice in Nicaragua, 1990-2001. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Andrieu, Kora. 2010. Transitional Justice. A New Discipline in Human Rights. Online Encyclopia of Mass Violence.

Author: Astrid Bothmann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783658105037

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Astrid Bothmann examines historical, political and socioeconomic factors that explain the absence of transitional justice in Nicaragua from 1990 to 2012. The author provides the first systematic analysis of the reasons for the lack of transitional justice in Nicaragua after the end of the Sandinista regime and the civil war (1990). Contrary to other Latin American states of the third wave of democratization, which put the perpetrators of past crimes on trial, established truth commissions, purged political and military officials, and made reparations to the victims, Nicaragua’s first post-war government opted for a policy of national reconciliation that was based on amnesty and oblivion. Subsequent governments followed this course so that the past has not been dealt with until today.
Categories: Political Science

The History of Nicaragua

The History of Nicaragua

Their study of voting behavior indicated that citizens voting in municipal elections viewed local government ... Learning Democracy: Citizen Engagement and Electoral Choice in Nicaragua, 19902001 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, ...

Author: Clifford L. Staten

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313360374

Category: History

Page: 175

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Speaking of his upbringing, Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega once said, "We were anti-Coca-Cola, anti-comic book, against everything good and bad represented by the United States, except baseball." Since taking office in January 2007, Ortega has continued to reject both capitalism and the United States, which he refers to as the imperial power. Notwithstanding Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega's disdain for the United States, our nation has played a significant role in shaping Nicaraguan nationalism, as well as the country's political, economic, and social systems. The History of Nicaragua was written, in part, to help students and other interested readers understand that relationship, providing them with an up-to-date, concise, and analytical history of the Central American nation. The book begins by describing the people, geography, culture, and current political, economic, and social systems of Nicaragua. The remainder of the volume is devoted to a chronological history, emphasizing recurring themes or factors that have shaped the modern state. These include the importance of elite families such as the Somoza dynasty that ruled for more than 40 years. Other topics include the agro-export model of economic development, modern Nicaraguan nationalism, the Sandinista revolution and its legacy, and the democratic transition that began in 1990.
Categories: History

Promoting Democracy in the Americas

Promoting Democracy in the Americas

Learning democracy : Citizen engagement and electoral choice in Nicaragua , 19902001 . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Arceneaux , Craig , and David Pion - Berlin . 2005. Transforming Latin America : The international and ...

Author: Thomas F. Legler

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801886767

Category: Political Science

Page: 338

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Presidential Campaigns in Latin America

Presidential Campaigns in Latin America

Learning Democracy: Citizen Engagement and Electoral Choice in Nicaragua, 19902001. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. Angell, Alan, Maria D'Alva Kinzo, and Diego Urbaneja. 1992. “Latin America.” In David Butler and Austin Ranney ...

Author: Taylor C. Boas

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107131149

Category: Political Science

Page: 258

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Taylor C. Boas argues that new democracies are likely to develop nationally specific approaches to electioneering through success contagion. The theory of success contagion holds that the first elected president to complete a successful term in office establishes a national model of campaign strategy that other candidates will adopt in future.
Categories: Political Science

Pathological Counterinsurgency

Pathological Counterinsurgency

How Flawed Thinking about Elections Leads to Counterinsurgency Failure Samuel R. Greene ... Leslie Anderson and Lawrence Dodd, Learning Democracy: Citizen Engagement and Electoral Choice in Nicaragua, 19902001 (Chicago: University of ...

Author: Samuel R. Greene

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498538190

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book examines expectations that elections will lead to counterinsurgency success through close analysis of four cases where governments were supported by the United States: Vietnam, El Salvador, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Such expectations are unfounded, and contributed to a flawed counterinsurgency strategy by the United States.
Categories: Political Science