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The Sandinista Revolution and Post-Conflict Development--Key Issues


  • Kagami, Mitsuhiro


Following Daniel Ortega's victory in the presidential election held in November 2006, Nicaragua has been undergoing a transition from a democratic to authoritarian system. In the 1980s, Ortega served as President of the Sandinista government and implemented a Cuban-type socialist system, but the system failed and democracy was established during 1990-2007. Considering this failure, why did Ortega succeed in taking power again? This paper provides a brief history of modern Nicaragua and gives some insights into the twists of Latin American politics. The paper was prepared for the international seminar on Helping Failed States Recover: The Role of Business in Promoting Stability and Development, organized by the University of Kansas Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER), held on April 4-6, 2007 in Lawrence. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author. All mistakes and/or errors are entirely the author's responsibility.

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  • Kagami, Mitsuhiro, 2007. "The Sandinista Revolution and Post-Conflict Development--Key Issues," IDE Discussion Papers 119, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization(JETRO).
  • Handle: RePEc:jet:dpaper:dpaper119

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    Daniel Ortega; Violeta Chamorro; Enrique Bolanos; Hugo Chavez; Sandinista; Contra; Post-conflict recovery; Neo-liberal; Caudillo; Extreme poverty; Illiteracy rate; Nicaragua; Internal politics; Political parties; Democracy; Economic conditions; ダニエル・オルテガ; ビオレタ・チャモロ; エンリケ・ボラーニョス; ウゴ・チャベス; サンディニスタ; コントラ; 貧困; 非識字率; ニカラグア; 国内政治; 政党; 民主主義; 経済事情;

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    • O54 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Latin America; Caribbean

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