Nicaragua’s Conservative Republic, 1858–93

  • Arturo J. CruzJr.

Part of the St Antony’s Series book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Arturo J. Cruz Jr
    Pages 1-22
  3. Arturo J. Cruz Jr
    Pages 63-91
  4. Arturo J. Cruz Jr
    Pages 92-121
  5. Arturo J. Cruz Jr
    Pages 150-155
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 156-196

About this book


Arturo J.Cruz, Jr argues that political learning, trust-building, and institutional innovation by political elites broke Nicaragua's post-colonial cycle of anarchy and petty despotism, leaving in its place an increasingly inclusive oligarchic democracy that made possible state-led economic development for the next thirty years. Subsequent economic development gave rise to new social groups and localist power centres that remained politically disparate, and in turn forged an outsiders' coalition to bring down the Republic.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Arturo J. CruzJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.INCAE (Central American Institute of Business Administration)AlajuelaNicaragua

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