Rachel A. May teaches human rights and Latin American studies courses at the University of Washington, Tacoma. She is currently working on a book about popular revolutionary movements in Argentina during the 1960s and 1970s.
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The key to democratization lies within the experience of the popular movements. Those who engaged in the popular struggle in Guatemala have a deep understanding of substantive democratic behavior, and the experience of Guatemala's civil society should be the cornerstone for building a meaningful formal democracy. In Terror in the Countryside Rachel May offers an in-depth examination of the relationship between political violence and civil society.