Recent Submissions

  • Editorial 

    White, Gordon; Young, Kate (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1988)
  • Democracy and Militarisation: War and Development 

    Marchetti, Peter; Jerez, Cesar (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1988)
    Summary Summary This article analyses the impact of ‘low intensity’ war on the Nicaraguan economy and the state, and concludes that this has not led either to an increased centralisation of power or to the militarisation ...
  • Nicaragua and the United States under Ronald Reagan 

    LeoGrande, William M. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1988)
    Summary Summary The author traces the evolution of US policy towards Nicaragua since the Sandinista revolution, analysing the shifting pattern of political support and opposition within the United States and the impact ...
  • State and Economy in Nicaragua 

    FitzGerald, E. V. K. (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1988)
    Summary Summary This article addresses the issue of the relationship between the state and the ‘market’ (i.e. civil society) in Nicaragua since 1979. The pre?Revolutionary concepts are discussed, and the initial shift ...
  • Perspectives on Nicaragua's Foreign Trade 

    Goldin, Ian; Pizarro, Roberto (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1988)
    Summary Summary The economy which the Sandinistas inherited was characterised by a dependence on agro?exports. The growth of agro?exports provided the economic base for the Somoza regime while at the same time leading ...
  • Nicaragua: The Accumulation Trap 

    Irvin, George; Croes, Edwin (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1988)
    Summary Summary While it is clear that five years of war have put impossible strains on the Nicaraguan economy, it is important to ask whether the Sandinista Government's initial economic strategy could have succeeded, ...
  • The Peasant Question and Development Policy in Nicaragua 

    Utting, Peter (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1988)
    Summary Summary Government policy towards the peasantry has undergone significant changes during the past three years. This article identifies the principal changes involved and analyses why they occurred. The peasant ...
  • Agricultural Cooperatives in Nicaragua: A New Flexibility 

    Kaimowitz, David (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1988)
    Summary Summary Like other countries, Nicaragua has recently moved away from completely collectivised production cooperatives in favour of intermediate forms of cooperation. These forms have advantages in efficiency ...
  • Industriai Policy in Nicaragua: A Case Study of the Textile Industry 

    Jenkins, Rhys (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1988)
    Summary Summary This article examines the textile industry as a case study of some of the problems facing industrial policy in the Nicaraguan context. These are seen as deriving from two main sources: the historical ...
  • Exporting Cotton for the Benefit of the People 

    Evans, Trevor (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1988)
    Summary Summary This article analyses government policy toward the cotton sector, and points to the contradictions brought about by paying guaranteed prices to independent producers so as to earn badly needed foreign ...
  • Race and Class in Revolutionary Nicaragua: Autonomy and the Atlantic Coast 

    Smith, Hazel (Institute of Development Studies, 01/07/1988)
    Summary Summary The original political and theoretical analysis of the FFLN towards the Atlantic Coast Region, based on the 1969 political programme, is discussed. This is described as a partial analysis which resulted ...