Crisis in Central America examines the development of various aspects of U.S. policy toward Central America. It analyses external pressures on Central American countries and regional dynamics.
1. Introduction Part One: U.S. Policy in Central America: Recasting Hegemony 2. U.S. Policy Toward Central America: The Post-Vietnam Formula Under Siege 3. The Reagan Administration, Congress, and Central America: The Search for Consensus 4. Central American Refugees and U.S. Policy 5. "Low Intensity Warfare": The Counterinsurgency Strategy for Central America 6. Negotiation in Conflict: Central America and Contadora Part Two: Central America: External Pressures and Internal Dynamics 7. The Central American Economy: Conflict and Crisis 8. The Central American Crisis and the Common Market 9. The Hidden War: Guatemala's Counterinsurgency Campaign 10. Exporting Democracy: The Unanticipated Effects of U.S. Electoral Policy in El Salvador 11. Civil War, Reform, and Reaction in El Salvador 12. The Nicaraguan Experiment: Characteristics of a New Economic Model 13. A Multitude of Voices: Religion and the Central American Crisis