Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
978-0-7425-0867-5 • Paperback • April 2001 • $57.00 • (£44.00)
978-1-4616-3696-0 • eBook • April 2001 • $54.00 • (£42.00)
Nelson Amaro is dean of the Social Sciences Faculty and director of the Master Degree on Development at the Universidad del Valle de Guatemala. Christopher Chase-Dunn is professor of sociology and director of the Institute for Research on World-Systems at the University of California, Rverside. Susanne Jonas has been a expert on Guatemala for 34 years and is the author, most recently, ofCentaurs and Doves: Guatemala's Peace Process she is professor of Latin American & Latino studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Part 1 The Future of Guatemalan Development
Chapter 2 Guatemalan Development and Democratization: Past, Present, and Future
Chapter 3 Development and Equity: The Agenda for the Twenty-first Century
Part 4 Democracy, Demilitarization, and the State
Chapter 5 Global Forces and Regime Change: Guatemala within the Central American Context
Chapter 6 Democratization through Peace
Chapter 7 Decentralization, Local Government, and Citizen Participation: Unsolved Problems in the Guatemalan Democratization Process
Chapter 8 Demilitarization and Security in El Salvador and Guatemala: Convergences of Success and Crisis
Chapter 9 Democracy and the Market in Guatemala
Chapter 10 Coffee and the Guatemalan State
Part 11 Indigenous Movements and Social Change
Chapter 12 Pan-Mayanism and the Guatemalan Peace Process
Chapter 13 The Development of Globalization in the Mayan Population of Guatemala
Chapter 14 Linguistic Diversity, Interculturalism, and Democracy
Part 15 Globalization on the Ground
Chapter 16 Neoliberalism, the Global Elite, and the Guatemalan Transition: A Critical Macrosocial Analysis
Chapter 17 Globalization from Below in Guatemala
Chapter 18 Theories of Development and their Application to Small Countries
Chapter 19 Appendix: Summary of the Accord on Identity and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
Chapter 20 Index
Chapter 21 About the Authors
Globalization on the Ground brings together the thinking of a group of concerned scholars on the problems of the development of democracy in the post-civil war era. Four of the contributors are Guatemalans with long records of understanding the dynamics of their country, and the remainder are North Americans, most of whom are longtime observers. The authors pose questions and issues that speak to the difficulties currently confronting Guatemala.
— Richard Adams, University of Texas
An impressive overview of key issues necessary to understanding contemporary Guatemala in historical—and to some extent regional—context. It is in bringing these reflections together in one place, and in English, that the book makes its single most important contribution. It is as up-to-date, comprehensive and consistently intelligent a treatment as have in English of any single Central American country.
— Latin American Politics and Society
For scholars interested in the prospects for democracy and development in Guatemala, this book represents a uniquely important contribution.
— Contemporary Sociology
Globalization on the Ground offers us an in-depth picture of the prospects and difficulties of a democratic transition in Guatemala following its civil war. Its story, told by Guatemalan and U.S. scholars, has lessons about power and ethnicity applicable around the globe, and should be read by far more than the area specialists. It is the story of the uncertain hopes of our current world scene.
— Immanuel Wallerstein, Fernand Braudel Center, Yale University