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Author Wade, Christine J., author.

Title Captured peace : elites and peacebuilding in El Salvador / Christine J. Wade
Published Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource
Series Ohio University research in international studies ; no. 52
Ohio University research in international studies ; no. 52
Contents Introduction: Peacebuilding, Elites, and the Problem of Capture -- Elites and the Salvadoran State -- Making the Captured Peace -- Electoral Politics in the Postwar Era : Parties, Polarization, and Participation -- El Salvador in the Neoliberal Era -- The Politics of Exclusion : Migration, Crime, and Society in the Postwar Era -- Reclaiming the Captured Peace
Summary "El Salvador is widely considered one of the most successful United Nations peacebuilding efforts, but record homicide rates, political polarization, socioeconomic exclusion, and corruption have diminished the quality of peace for many of its citizens. In Captured Peace : Elites and Peacebuilding in El Salvador, Christine J. Wade adapts the concept of elite capture to expand on the idea of 'captured peace, ' explaining how local elites commandeered political, social, and economic affairs before war's end and then used the peace accords to deepen their control in these spheres. While much scholarship has focused on the role of gangs in Salvadoran unrest, Wade draws on an exhaustive range of sources to demonstrate how day-to-day violence is inextricable from the economic and political dimensions. In this in-depth analysis of postwar politics in El Salvador, she highlights the local actors' primary role in peacebuilding and demonstrates the political advantage an incumbent party--in this case, the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA)--has throughout the peace process and the consequences of this to the quality of peace that results"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (El Salvador)
SUBJECT Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (El Salvador) fast
Subject Elite (Social sciences) -- Political activity -- El Salvador -- History
Peace-building -- Social aspects -- El Salvador -- History
Social control -- El Salvador -- History
Political violence -- El Salvador -- History
Violence -- Economic aspects -- El Salvador -- History
Political parties -- El Salvador -- History
Political participation -- El Salvador -- History
HISTORY -- Latin America -- Mexico.
Peace-building -- Social aspects
Elite (Social sciences) -- Political activity
Political participation
Political parties
Political violence
Politics and government
Social control
Violence -- Economic aspects
SUBJECT El Salvador -- Politics and government -- 1992-
Subject El Salvador
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780896804913