Costa Rica

  • John Paxton
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)


HISTORY. The republic of Costa Rica (the ‘Rich Coast’) has been independent since 1821, although it formed, from 1824 to 1838, part of the Confederation of Central America.

República de Costa Rica


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Books of Reference

  1. Ameringer, C. D., Democracy in Costa Rica. New York, 1982Google Scholar
  2. Biesanz, R., (et al), The Costa Ricans. Hemel Hempstead, 1982Google Scholar
  3. Bird, L., Costa Rica: Unarmed Democracy. London, 1984Google Scholar
  4. Fernandez Guardia, L., Historia de Costa Rica. 2nd ed., 2 vols. San José, 1941Google Scholar
  5. Seligson, M. A., Peasants of Costa Rica and the Development of Agrarian Capitalism. Univ. of Wisconsin Press, 1980Google Scholar

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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1986

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