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    John A Booth
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How did Costa Rica become Central America’s first successful democracy? . John A. Booth is Regents Professor of Political Science at the University of North Texas.

How did Costa Rica become Central America’s first successful democracy? How does Costa Rican democracy work? How does democracy survive despite regional turmoil. Series: Nations of the Modern World: Latin America.

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How did Costa Rica become Central America's first successful democracy? .

How did Costa Rica become Central America's first successful democracy? How does Costa Rican democracy work? How does democracy survive despite regional turmoil, foreign intervention, and economic crisis? Beginning with Costa Rica's history within the Central American context, John Booth traces democratic development in Costa Rica through its institutions, rules of the political game, parties, elections, and interest groups.

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Home Browse Books Book details, Costa Rica: Quest for Democracy. Costa Rica: Quest for Democracy. In August 1972 I entered Costa Rica for my first long stay driving a Volkswagen camper packed to the rafters with household goods. I had just had a weeklong intensive course in Latin driving and Mesoamerican customs and immigration practices. Of the passage through Mexico and three of Central America's four military dictatorships, I most recall the continuously unfolding physical beauty of lowland and highland tropics contrasted with the ugliness and fear of man-made poverty and repression.

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Find nearly any book by John A Booth. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Elections and Democracy in Central America.

Costa Rica (Modern World Nations).

Costa Rica (Modern World Nations)

John Booth went to Costa Rica under the auspices of the Latin American Teaching Fellowship program to conduct a survey for Costa Ricas community de- velopment agency (Direccio n Nacional de Desarrollo Comunal)

John Booth went to Costa Rica under the auspices of the Latin American Teaching Fellowship program to conduct a survey for Costa Ricas community de- velopment agency (Direccio n Nacional de Desarrollo Comunal).

in Latin America : Political Support and Democracy in Eight Nations

The Legitimacy Puzzle in Latin America : Political Support and Democracy in Eight Nations. Russell J. Dalton, University of California, Irvine "This very smart and appealing book provides further evidence that Mitch Seligson and John Booth are the foremost contemporary students of Latin American political behavior.

How did Costa Rica become Central America's first successful democracy? How does Costa Rican democracy work? How does democracy survive despite regional turmoil, foreign intervention, and economic crisis? Beginning with Costa Rica's history within the Central American context, John Booth traces democratic development in Costa Rica through its institutions, rules of the political game, parties, elections, and interest groups. After a review of socioeconomic and political forces, the author examines political participation and culture, political economy, and foreign affairs.Several democratization theories suggest that Costa Rica should not be democratic at all. Costa Rica's own myth portrays a nation democratic virtually since independence. Both are wrong. Booth reviews classical theories about democracy as a framework for understanding the Costa Rican case. A history of democratization debunks much of the foundation myth, revealing how developing class forces created the modern regime after the 1948 Civil War. Analyses of social structure, political participation, political culture, foreign affairs, and the recent transformation of the Costa Rican political-economic model reveal how regional unrest, foreign intervention, and economic crisis had transformed the state and its development model by the 1990s. Booth concludes by evaluating the prospects for Costa Rican democracy and its lessons for the rest of Latin America.The book's overview of Costa Rican politics is accessible and useful for students, scholars, and general readers.