William I Robinson's A Faustian Bargain: U.S. Intervention in the Nicaraguan PDF

By William I Robinson

ISBN-10: 0813382335

ISBN-13: 9780813382333

ISBN-10: 0813382343

ISBN-13: 9780813382340

As an research of the arguable US position within the 1990 Nicaraguan elections, this ebook exposes the duplicitous and doubtless unlawful intervention of the U.S. within the electoral means of a sovereign state. Drawing on mystery records and interviews, the writer brings to mild the clandestine actions folks officers and examines the consequences of the "electoral intervention undertaking" for US overseas coverage and for social swap within the 3rd global within the post-Cold battle period.

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47. Tarrow 1998. 48. McAdam, Tarrow, and Tilly 2001, 5. qxd 9/11/2007 2:51 PM Page 25 Extending Citizenship and Accountability 25 citizenship rights. Contentious politics can be used inside and parallel to pb to allow citizens to present their demands and arguments to fellow citizens as well as to government oªcials. 50 The level of resources available to municipal governments now means that policies created at the local level can signiWcantly a¤ect citizens’ lives. The Wnancial impact of pb can be substantial.

It was primarily a signaling mechanism through which cso activists indicated their preferences to the government. The government also used pb as a means to legitimate its policies. Although São Paulo’s pb was inspired by the Porto Alegre experience, Mayor Suplicy’s inner circle was unwilling to delegate the authority necessary to allow citizens to make meaningful decisions. Recife: Mayoral Competition Within pb and Contentious Societal Accountability In Recife, pb has been overseen by three di¤erent mayoral administrations.

Hunter 2004; Guidry 2003; Wampler and Avritzer 2005. 86. Dirceu and Palmeria 1998; Genro 1997; Villas Boas and Telles 1995. 87. Wampler and Avritzer 2004. qxd 9/11/2007 2:51 PM 38 Page 38 Participatory Budgeting in Brazil participants? 88 Cooperation and contestation are both needed, since there are deliberative and competitive decision-making components to pb.

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