A Faustian Bargain: U.s. Intervention In The Nicaraguan Elections And American Foreign Policy In The Post-cold War Era, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

A Faustian Bargain

U.s. Intervention In The Nicaraguan Elections And American Foreign Policy In The Post-cold War Era, 1st Edition

By William I Robinson

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A penetrating analysis of the controversial U.S. role in the 1990 Nicaraguan elections—the most closely monitored in history—this book exposes the intervention in the electoral process of a sovereign nation by the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of State, the National Endowment for Democracy, and private U.S.-based organizations. Robins

Table of Contents

Introduction -- The New Intervention -- Nicaragua from Carter to Reagan to Bush -- Creating a Political Opposition -- Consolidating a "Civic Opposition Front" -- The International Network -- The CIA, Public Relations, Secret Relations, and Multiple Money Pots -- The Contras and the Economy: The Making of a Faustian Bargain -- The Future: "Low-Intensity" Democracies? -- Postscript -- Afterword -- Afterword -- Final Note -- Documents -- Chronology

About the Author

William I. Robinson, a former investigative journalist, is a research associate at the Center for International Studies in Managua and a news analyst for the Latin America Data Base at the University of New Mexico, He is a Ph.D. candidate in Latin American studies at the University of New Mexico. Robinson is coauthor, with Kent Norsworthy, of David and Goliath: The U.S. War Against Nicaragua, which won the 1987 Gustavus Myers Book Award for outstanding scholarship in the study of human rights and intolerance in the United States.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General