This book offers concepts of the Nicaraguan conflict and examines the interpretations of its origins. It discusses the evolution of Sandinista National Liberation Front ideological posture and structures and deals with Soviet, Cuban, and Western European perceptions and policies toward Nicaragua.
0. Introduction Part One: Roots of the Crisis 1. The FSLN in Power 2. Leninism in Nicaragua 3. North American Interventionism 4. Aspects of the Evolution of Law in Sandinista Nicaragua 5. Revolution in Nicaragua Part Two: Internal Dimensions of the Crisis 6. Political Legitimacy and Dissent 7. Somocismo and the Sandinista Revolution Part Three: Regional Dimensions of the Crisis 8. Nicaragua and Its Neighbors 9. Contadora: A Next Phase? Part Four: International Dimensions of the Crisis 10. Nicaragua between East and West: the Soviet Perspective 11. Western Europe and Central America 12. The United States: the Search for a Negotiated Solution Part Five: Conclusions and Appendixes 13. Synthesis of Viewpoints: Concluding Remarks