Honduras: Caudillo Politics and Military Rulers

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Honduras: Caudillo Politics and Military Rulers

By James A. Morris
Westview Press, 1984
156 pp. $20.00
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No comparable volume devoted to this distinctive and little-known country comes to mind. The caudillo tradition, military rule, elections, the economy, and international relations are all covered. The author maintains that "it is unrealistic to expect Honduras to evolve toward a democratic system based upon classical principles of individualism. The country's cultural heritage, hierarchical social structure, and centralized patterns of authority would suggest more collective forms of social and political interaction."