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"Editor Arnson and 19 collaborators. . . assess the factors that contribute to a nation-state's capacity to reconstruct a functioning and more democratic society after that society has been riven by internal armed conflict. . . The volume has a high degree of internal consistency among the case studies, and Arnson provides both a clear introduction and an insightful conclusion. Recommended."—J. A. Rhodes, CHOICE

"This is a valuable collection, well organized and professionally edited."—Terrorism and Political Violence

Chapter List

1. Introduction
Cynthia Arnson 

Part I: Case Studies and Issues
2. From the Low Intensity War to Low-Intensity Peace: The Nicaraguan Peace Process
Rose J. Spalding
3. Political Transition and Institutionalization in El Salvador
Antonio Cañas and Héctor Dada
4. Peace and Deomcratization in Guatemala: Two Parallel Processes
Dinorah Azpuru
5. The Peace Process in Chiapas: Between Hope and Frustration
Neil Harvey
6. Negotiating Peace amid Multiple Forms of Violence: The Protracted Search for a Settlement to the Armed Conflicts in Colombia
Marc Chernick
7. Peace in Peru: An Unfinished Task
Carlos Basombrío
8. The Decimation of Peru's Sendero Luminoso
Cynthia McClintock
9. The Role of the United Nations in El Salvador and Guatemala: A Preliminary Comparison
Teresa Whitfield
10. Between Memory and Forgetting: Guerrillas, the Indigenous Movement, and Legal Reform in the Time of the ZLN
Luis Hernández Navarro
11. Indigenous Identity and Rights in the Guatemalan Peace Process
Roger Plant

Part II: Consolidating Peace and Reform
12. Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation: Lessons for the International Community
José Zalaquett
13. In Pursuit of Justice and Reconciliation: Contributions of Truth Telling
Priscilla B. Hayner
14. Renegotiating Internal Security: The Lessons of Central America
George R. Vickers
15. Postconflict Political Economy of Central America
Rachel M. McCleary
16. Conclusion: Lessons Learned in Comparative Perspective
Cynthia J. Arnson

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