Central American scholars choose one of two approaches for studying the isthmus. One is a broad region-based approach to analysis and the other is a state-centered approach that treats each Central American state as distinct from the others. The difference between these two approaches hinges on the perceived character of the people and institutions in Central America as either intrinsically shared or primarily unique to each state. In his book Transnational Politics in Central America, Luis Roniger sets out to help students of Central American politics and society make their decision about what approach to take by laying out the argument that the characteristics of Central American states and societies are influenced by one another and thus should be studied as a single system.
Copyright © 2012-2013 Estudios Interdisciplinarios de América Latina y el Caribe.
Editores: Ori Preuss; Nahuel Ribke
Instituto Sverdlin de Historia y Cultura de América Latina, Escuela de Historia
Universidad de Tel Aviv, Ramat Aviv,
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