Modern Panama (häftad)
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Bigler, Gene E.
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Modern Panama (häftad)

Modern Panama

From Occupation to Crossroads of the Americas

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Few have a complete understanding of the recent history of Panama, markedly since the signing of the Carter-Torrijos Treaties in 1977. Although the Treaty set the stage for the country to finally control all of its territory, little is known about how Panama has fared, both as a manager of a major waterway and as a sovereign nation in a unique region. Authors Michael L. Conniff and Gene E. Bigler seek to fill this major gap in Latin American history with Modern Panama, a thorough account of the recent political and economic developments in Panama. Despite the country's continued struggle with political corruption, Conniff and Bigler argue that changes since the turnover of the Canal have been largely positive, and Panama has emerged into the twenty-first century as a stable, functioning democracy with a growing economy, improved canal management, and a higher standard of living.
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'The authors, recognized experts on Panama, have produced a highly readable and thoroughly researched book covering Panama's emergence into full stature as a regional leader. The work is especially worthwhile for its outstanding exposition of the transformation of the Panama Canal from a US utility to a world-class example of business and engineering expertise. The twists and turns of twenty-first century Panamanian politics - successes, challenges, promises, and disasters - are covered in fascinating detail. An excellent and informative read for all those interested in Latin America and (especially) for Canal aficionados.' Linda Watt, Former US Ambassador to Panama

'A remarkable history of post-Cold War Latin America at a key point of US neocolonial influence. Convincingly shows how Panamanians defied doubts about their capacity to manage the canal, just as they emerged from military rule and consolidated a democratic state. A persuasive and optimistic coming-of-age story in the age of globalization.' Peter Szok, Texas Christian University

'Conniff and Bigler provide a welcome update to the continuing saga of modernPanamanian history. Whileproviding an excellent summaryofPanama'sformative period from independence to Noriega's downfall, the bulk of the work focuses on the political andeconomicchallenges and successesof thepast two decades. This book is an excellent complementto any complete collection on Panama.' Robert C. Harding, author of Military Foundations of Panamanian Politics and The History of Panama

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Michael L. Conniff is Professor Emeritus of History at San Jos State University. His recent publications include A New History of Modern Latin America (2017, with Lawrence Clayton and Susan Gauss), Panama and the United States (2012), and Populism in Latin America (2nd edition, 2012). Gene E. Bigler is a retired US Foreign Service Officer who was instrumental in the transition of control of the Panama Canal Zone from the US to Panama. He has also taught political science and public policy analysis at The Johns Hopkins University, Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, the Instituto de Estudios de Administracion (IESA) in Caracas, Venezuela, and at other institutions in the US and Latin America.


List of figures and tables; Prologue; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction to modern Panama; Part I: 2. The 1980s: a halting transition toward democracy; 3. The Endara Administration: civilians learned to prevail; 4. The Prez Balladares Administration: return of the PRD; Part II: 5. The Moscoso Administration: millennial transitions; 6. The Torrijos Administration: uneven progress spread discontent; 7. Panama's canal: better than ever; 8. The Martinelli Administration: trouble in boom times; 9. The Varela Administration: toward a more humane society; 10. Conclusions; Interviews by authors; Unpublished documentary sources; Bibliography; Index.