Assessing the transition to democracy
This timely book explores to what degree democracy has taken root in El Salvador, and to what extent the country can strengthen democratic, civilian-controlled government institutions. The authors highlight a number of key questions: Does the electoral process allow for a fair and impartial reflection of the popular will? Is U.S. policy aiding the cause of democracy—or strengthening an all-powerful military? And can peace last without progress on human rights and economic growth that ameliorates the country's widespread poverty?