Costa Rica - eine Musterdemokratie in Lateinamerika?

Untersuchung einer Nicht-Politikwissenschaftlerin zur Umsetzung von demokratischen Prinzipien in der "Schweiz Mittelamerikas"
Author: Annerose Baumann
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3640812778
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 20
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Romanistik - Lateinamerikanische Sprachen, Literatur, Landeskunde, Note: 1,0, Universität Leipzig, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Die vorliegende Arbeit untersucht auf der Grundlage der Demokratietheorie und unter Einbeziehung von Ansätzen zur Typologisierung von Demokratien und Kriterien zur Demokratiemessung und Untersuchung defekter Demokratien bestimmte Aspekte in der Umsetzung von demokratischen Prinzipien in Costa Rica. Die Analyse selbst basiert ausschließlich auf in Printmedien erschienenen Beiträgen zur politischen Situation in Costa Rica. Das Ziel der Arbeit besteht darin, festzustellen, ob Costa Rica auch heute noch als Musterdemokratie Lateinamerikas gelten kann oder ob auch die Demokratie dieses Landes - wie so viele andere in Lateinamerika - Defizite aufweist. Eine kurze Analyse der für das Land gegebenen Prognosen soll einen Ausblick für die Zukunft Costa Ricas geben.

Costa Rica. Elizabeth Raum


Author: Elizabeth Raum
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 1406228168
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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This series offers comprehensive coverage of countries around the world. Each book offers complete coverage of one country, including sections on history, geography, wildlife, infrastructure, culture, and peoples.

Birds of Costa Rica

fotolulu Taschenbuch III
Author: fotolulu
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3744820459
Category: Nature
Page: 136
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In diesem Bildband möchte ich Ihnen die vielfältige Vogelwelt Costa Ricas etwas näher bringen. Lassen auch Sie sich verzaubern von der Farbenpracht und Einzigartigkeit, der von mir fotografierten 200 Vogelarten. Das Buch wird ergänzt mit einer kompletten Checkliste der 924 Vogelarten Costa Ricas - deutsch, latein & englisch. Ihr fotolulu

Costa Rica


Author: Erin Foley,Barbara Cooke
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
ISBN: 9780761420798
Category: History
Page: 144
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"Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Costa Rica"--Provided by publisher.

Costa Rica, SŸd-Nicaragua


Author: Stefan Loose
Publisher: DuMont Reiseverlag
ISBN: 3770161580
Category: Travel
Page: 444
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Costa Rica: Ökoparadies, Arche Noah, Garten Eden Kaum ein anderes Land bietet dem Besucher auf so kleiner Fläche eine solch artenreiche Tier- und Pflanzenwelt. Das neue Stefan Loose Travel Handbuch ""Costa Rica/Nicaragua"" führt hin zu den spektakulären Naturschauspielen und verborgenen Geheimnissen des mittelamerikanischen Tropenparadieses. Es vereint brandaktuelle, praktische Informationen mit spannender Reiselektüre. Mit dem Kapitel Süd-Nicaragua reagiert die Autorin Julia Reichardt auf den steigenden Trend, die Costa Rica-Reise mit einem Abstecher nach Nicaragua zu kombinieren. Ob zu Fuß auf abgelegenen Dschungelpfaden, im Schlauchboot auf reißenden Urwaldflüssen oder meditierend beim Yoga am Strand, Costa Rica bietet dem Aktivurlauber eine Vielzahl an Möglichkeiten, Natur pur zu erleben und dabei die eigenen Körpergrenzen auszutesten. Mit Kultur lockt die Hauptstadt San José. Einzigartige Museen vermitteln dort das faszinierende Leben der Schamanen. Abenteurer folgen der alten Piratenroute ins Nachbarland Nicaragua, zu Jahrtausende alten, indianischen Petroglyphen, legendenumwobenen, spanischen Festungsruinen und dem abgeschiedenen Inselarchipel Solentiname, wo der weltbekannte Dichter und Priester Ernesto Cardnal einst lebte und wirkte. Umfassende Hintergrundinformationen zu Land, Leuten, Flora, Fauna, Politik und Geschichte bereiten den Leser intensiv auf das Reiseziel vor. Interessante Exkurse, Interviews - u. a. mit der nicaraguanischen Schriftstellerin Giaconda Belli -, Anekdoten und zahlreiche Fotos geben einen originellen und ungewöhnlichen Einblick in die Region. Akribisch recherchierte Unterkunfts- und Restauranttipps für jeden Geldbeutel, präzise Transportinfos, nützliche Internetadressen, über 40 detaillierte Karten und ein Überlebenskurs Spanisch helfen dabei, sich rasch vor Ort zu orientieren und abseits des ausgetretenen "Gringo"-Pfades zu bewegen. Klarer Schwerpunkt liegt dabei stets auf ökologisch und sozialverantwortungsbewusstem Reisen. Ein rundum schlauer und zuverlässiger Reisebegleiter, der weiß wo's lang geht und mit dem man sich gerne auf ein Abenteuer einlässt.

Shattering Myths on Immigration and Emigration in Costa Rica


Author: Carlos Sandoval-García
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739144693
Category: Social Science
Page: 366
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Shattering Myths on Immigration and Emigration in Costa Rica is a major contribution to scholarship on Central American immigration by the sheer number of topics it covers by an internationally recognized team of scholars from several disciplines.

Costa Rica

The Bradt Travel Guide
Author: Larissa Banting
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
ISBN: 9781841621340
Category: Travel
Page: 282
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The strong focus on the rich bio-diversity of the country, Costa Rican culture and forthcoming travel trends make the Bradt guide the essential companion. A wide breadth of activities for travellers are covered: from white-water rafting, cycling and sports fishing to assisting with turtle research, interacting with indigenous tribes and grassroots 'rural tourism' initiatives. Also featured are special opportunities such as dolphin encounters in Drake Bay.

The Costa Rica Reader

History, Culture, Politics
Author: Steven Palmer,Iván Molina
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822382814
Category: History
Page: 398
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Long characterized as an exceptional country within Latin America, Costa Rica has been hailed as a democratic oasis in a continent scorched by dictatorship and revolution; the ecological mecca of a biosphere laid waste by deforestation and urban blight; and an egalitarian, middle-class society blissfully immune to the violent class and racial conflicts that have haunted the region. Arguing that conceptions of Costa Rica as a happy anomaly downplay its rich heritage and diverse population, The Costa Rica Reader brings together texts and artwork that reveal the complexity of the country’s past and present. It characterizes Costa Rica as a site of alternatives and possibilities that undermine stereotypes about the region’s history and challenge the idea that current dilemmas facing Latin America are inevitable or insoluble. This essential introduction to Costa Rica includes more than fifty texts related to the country’s history, culture, politics, and natural environment. Most of these newspaper accounts, histories, petitions, memoirs, poems, and essays are written by Costa Ricans. Many appear here in English for the first time. The authors are men and women, young and old, scholars, farmers, workers, and activists. The Costa Rica Reader presents a panoply of voices: eloquent working-class raconteurs from San José’s poorest barrios, English-speaking Afro-Antilleans of the Limón province, Nicaraguan immigrants, factory workers, dissident members of the intelligentsia, and indigenous people struggling to preserve their culture. With more than forty images, the collection showcases sculptures, photographs, maps, cartoons, and fliers. From the time before the arrival of the Spanish, through the rise of the coffee plantations and the Civil War of 1948, up to participation in today’s globalized world, Costa Rica’s remarkable history comes alive. The Costa Rica Reader is a necessary resource for scholars, students, and travelers alike.

Costa Rica Alive!


Author: Bruce Morris
Publisher: Hunter Publishing, Inc
ISBN: 9781588433237
Category: Travel
Page: 464
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A travel guide to Costa Rica. It explores daytime activities, from sightseeing and swimming to shopping and beachcombing, as well as the nightlife, from mild to wild. There is advice on where to stay and eat, and an A-to-Z reference at the end provides a comprehensive list of useful contacts.

Costa Rica


Author: Tracey West
Publisher: Lerner Publications
ISBN: 0822594161
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 48
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Introduces the history, languages, geography, education, and culture of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica in Pictures


Author: Thomas Streissguth
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 9780822511687
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 80
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Describes the land, people, government, and economy of Costa Rica.

Costa Rica: A Photo Tour


Author: Joel Gilgoff
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411649109
Category:
Page: 64
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This is an 64 page photo book of Costa Rica. There are over 70 color images of the beautiful biodiversity of this magical country. Images include flowers, plants, butterflies, monkeys, birds, people and reptiles

Birds of Costa Rica

A Field Guide
Author: Carrol L. Henderson
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292779429
Category: Nature
Page: 403
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At the biological crossroads of the Americas, Costa Rica hosts an astonishing array of plants and animals—over half a million species! Ecotourists, birders, and biologists come from around the world, drawn by the likelihood of seeing more than three or four hundred species of birds and other animals during even a short stay. To help all of these visitors, as well as local residents, identify and enjoy the wildlife of Costa Rica, Carrol Henderson published Field Guide to the Wildlife of Costa Rica in 2002, and it became the instant and indispensable guide. Now Henderson has created a dedicated field guide to the birds that travelers are most likely to see, as well as to the unique or endemic species that are of high interest to birders. Birds of Costa Rica covers 310 birds—an increase of 124 species from the earlier volume—with fascinating accounts of the birds' natural history, identification, and behavior gleaned from Henderson's forty years of traveling and birding in Costa Rica. All of the accounts include beautiful photographs of the birds, most of which were taken in the wild by Henderson. There are new updated distribution maps and a detailed appendix that identifies many of the country's best bird-watching locations and lodges, including contact information for trip planning purposes.

Costa Rica

The Rough Guide
Author: Jean McNeil
Publisher: Rough Guides Limited
ISBN: 9781858283371
Category: Travel
Page: 389
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Costa Rica is an increasingly popular destination for natural history tours and "green" travel. This Rough Guide, by Jean McNeil, includes sensitive coverage of the country's rainforests and environment, as well as informed discussion of topics such as pre-Columbian history and the status of the indigenous peoples. There's all the detailed guidance you'd expect on everything from whitewater rafting to exploring the national parks, climbing the volcanos and even riding with the cowboys of Guanacaste. The book also includes the most comprehensive information ever published about San José - with insider's recommendations ranging from accommodation to salsa clubs

Marine Biodiversity of Costa Rica, Central America


Author: Ingo S. Wehrtmann,Jorge Cortés
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402082789
Category: Science
Page: 538
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Life began in the sea, and even today most of the deep diversity of the planet is marine. This is often forgotten, especially in tropical countries like Costa Rica, renowned for their rain forests and the multitude of life forms found therein. Thus this book focusing on marine diversity of Costa Rica is particularly welcome. How many marine species are there in Costa Rica? The authors report a total of 6,777 species, or 3. 5% of the world’s total. Yet the vast majority of marine species have yet to be formally described. Recent estimates of the numbers of species on coral reefs range from 1–9 million, so that the true number of marine species in Costa Rica is certainly far higher. In some groups the numbers are likely to be vastly higher because to date they have been so little studied. Only one species of nematode is reported, despite the fact that it has been said that nematodes are the most diverse of all marine groups. In better studied groups such as mollusks and crustaceans, reported numbers are in the thousands, but even in these groups many species remain to be described. Indeed the task of describing marine species is daunting – if there really are about 9 million marine species and Costa Rica has 3. 5% of them, then the total number would be over 300,000. Clearly, so much remains to be done that new approaches are needed. Genetic methods have en- mous promise in this regard.