Partidos políticos, élites parlamentarias y clases sociales en Centroamérica

  1. Alcántara Sáez, Manuel
  2. Llamazares Valduvieco, Iván
América latina hoy: Revista de ciencias sociales

ISSN: 1130-2887

Year of publication: 1997

Volume: 16

Pages: 57-64

Type: Article

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This article analyses some socio-economic, political and ideological characteristics of the members of parliament of four Central American countries (Nicaragua, El Salvador, Costa Rica and Honduras). This analysis tries to define the degree to which political parties have elitist or non-elitist social characteristics. On the basis of that analysis, this article distinguishes among some political party ideal-types. Finally, this article links the specific characteristics of each Central American political party to the political trajectory of each Latin American society.