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Of Centaurs And Doves

Guatemala's Peace Process, 1st Edition

By Susanne Jonas


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In this,the first English-language book-length account of Guatemala's historic but difficult peace process, Susanne Jonas assesses the negotiation and content of the 1996 peace accords, and their implementation as of 1999. Her analysis also highlights their significance beyond Guatemala--for Central America over the long run, and for the Americas a

Table of Contents

Prologue -- Background: Guatemals's Thirty-Six-Year Civil War -- The Mined Road to Peace -- The Terms of Peace -- Can Peace Bring Democracy or Social Justice? -- The U.S. Role: The Cold War and Beyond -- Implementation Wars -- High Hopes and Stark Realities: Obstacles to Sustainable Development -- The Hijacking of the Constitutional Reforms -- Conclusion: "Reinvention" or Lost Opportunity? Global, Comparative, and Imaginary Perspectives -- Epilogue

About the Author

Susanne Jonas teaches Latin American & Latino Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz. An expert on Central America and Guatemala for over 32 years, she is the author of The Battle for Guatemala: Rebels, Death Squads,andU.S. Power (Westview 1991). She recently coedited Immigration: Civil Rights Issue for the Americas.

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