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Honduras: Caudillo Politics and Military Rulers
Honduras: Caudillo Politics and Military Rulers
By James A. Morris
Westview Press, 1984, 156 pp

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."