Theory in the Practice of the Nicaraguan Revolution
by Bruce E. Wright
Ohio University Press, 1995
eISBN: 978-0-89680-402-9 | Paper: 978-0-89680-185-1
Library of Congress Classification JL1602.W75 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 972.85053


Even in the period following the electoral defeat of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) in 1990, the revolution of 1979 continues to have a profound effect on the political economy of Nicaragua. Wright’s study, which is based on interviews with people from all walks of life—from government and party officials to academics and campesinos—as well as on the large volume of literature in both English and Spanish, focuses on the FSLN understanding of the relationships between the state, the party, and mass actors, and the nature of social classes. Wright considers the topics of agrarian reform, the development of mass organizations, the role of labor, and other aspects of the Nicaraguan political economy in order to assess their significance in theoretical as well as practical terms.

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