Date of Award

Spring 5-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


International Affairs


Neoliberalism has been for long a popular subject in the assessment of development models and their effect in emerging and developing countries. The study of this model’s implications has remained however, focused to the realities and context of the 1990s disregarding the undeniable and interminable effect of rigid, universal, uni-dimensional and out-of context set of policies. This work therefore expands the study of neoliberalism assessing its political, economic and social implications and continuous role in the current crisis in the Central American countries. This work achieves the exploration of the neoliberalism-insecurity nexus by studying the conceptual framework of security, the existing literature around neoliberalism’s effect in Central America and on the relationship between poverty and insecurity.