Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Center for International Studies, 1991.
Book — 1 online resource (x, 345 pages)
Introd. / K.J. Mijeski
Political Constitution of the Republic of Nicaragua / Nicaraguan National Assembly
Nicaragua's new constitution / A. Reding
The Sandinista Constitution / United States Department of State
A charter of despotism / B. Fein
Examining some relevant political and constitutional issues of the 1987 Nicaraguan Constitution / M. Azicri
The Constitution and crime in the New Nicaragua / R.J. Wilson
The meaning of democracy / J. Lobel.
This volume of seven essays on the 1987 Nicaraguan constitution does not accept a priori the judgment that Latin American constitutions are as fragile as egg shells, easily broken and discarded if found to be inconvenient to the interests of the rulers. Rather, they are viewed as being central to understanding political life in contemporary Nicaragua. The perspectives of the analysts and their conclusions are not consensual. They prohibit glib and facile general conclusions. Some find the constitution to be nothing more than a facade for arbitrary and capricious rule; others that the document reflects clear commitments to the democratic rule of law. Thus far the implementation of the constitution has resulted in the peaceful transition of power from the Sandinistas to the National Opposition Union. (source: Nielsen Book Data)