In This Review

Democracy in Costa Rica
Democracy in Costa Rica
By Charles D. Ameringer
Praeger/Stanford: Hoover, 1982, 138 pp.

A competent description of a very untypical country, intended for the layman and unburdened by heavy scholarly underpinnings. The focus is on the political scene, but there is also a good summary of early colonial developments that have led to the country's unusual history.