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Author Wade, Christine J., author.

Title Captured peace : elites and peacebuilding in El Salvador / Christine J. Wade.

Publication Info. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2016]


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Description 1 online resource (305 pages) : illustrations.
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Series Ohio University research in international studies ; number 52
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: Peacebuilding, Elites, and the Problem of Capture -- Elites and the Salvadoran State -- Making the Captured Peace -- Electoral Politics in the Postwar Era : Parties, Polarization, and Participation -- El Salvador in the Neoliberal Era -- The Politics of Exclusion : Migration, Crime, and Society in the Postwar Era -- Reclaiming the Captured Peace.
Summary "El Salvador is widely considered one of the most successful United Nations peacebuilding efforts, but record homicide rates, political polarization, socioeconomic exclusion, and corruption have diminished the quality of peace for many of its citizens. In Captured Peace : Elites and Peacebuilding in El Salvador, Christine J. Wade adapts the concept of elite capture to expand on the idea of 'captured peace,' explaining how local elites commandeered political, social, and economic affairs before war's end and then used the peace accords to deepen their control in these spheres. While much scholarship has focused on the role of gangs in Salvadoran unrest, Wade draws on an exhaustive range of sources to demonstrate how day-to-day violence is inextricable from the economic and political dimensions. In this in-depth analysis of postwar politics in El Salvador, she highlights the local actors' primary role in peacebuilding and demonstrates the political advantage an incumbent party--in this case, the Nationalist Republican Alliance (ARENA)--has throughout the peace process and the consequences of this to the quality of peace that results"-- Provided by publisher.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Alianza Republicana Nacionalista (El Salvador)
Elite (Social sciences) -- Political activity -- El Salvador -- History.
Peace-building -- Social aspects -- El Salvador -- History.
Social control -- El Salvador -- History.
Political violence -- El Salvador -- History.
Violence -- Economic aspects -- El Salvador -- History.
Political parties -- El Salvador -- History.
Political participation -- El Salvador -- History.
El Salvador -- Politics and government -- 1992-
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Wade, Christine J. Captured peace : elites and peacebuilding in El Salvador. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2016] Ohio University research in international studies ; no. 52 9780896802988
ISBN 9780896802971 (hardcover : acid-free paper)
9780896802988 (paperback : acid-free paper)
9780896804913 (PDF)
9780896804913 (e-book)

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