Central America’s Triple Transition and the Persistent Power of the Elite

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Central America’s Triple Transition and the Persistent Power of the Elite

Monday, 27 January 2014 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Venue: 
Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk, Oxford
Speaker(s): 
Dr Diego Sánchez-Ancochea
Convenor: 
Dr Halbert Jones
Series: 
North American Studies Seminar Series

Dr Diego Sánchez-Ancochea is a Fellow of St Antony’s College and a University Lecturer in the Political Economy of Latin America, with appointments in the Department of International Development and the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the University of Oxford. Twenty-five years after Central America experienced a triple transition from war to peace, from authoritarianism to democracy, and from a statist development model to a neoliberal one, this presentation will analyse the political, social, and economic changes of the past quarter-century and evaluate their impact on equitable development and democratic consolidation in the region. Dr Sánchez-Ancochea will also discuss the relationship of the Central American nations with their neighbours and consider the place of the isthmus in a broader North American region.