The Andes in Focus: Security, Democracy, and Economic Reform / Edition 1

The Andes in Focus: Security, Democracy, and Economic Reform / Edition 1

by Russell Crandall
     
 

ISBN-10: 158826307X

ISBN-13: 9781588263070

Pub. Date: 05/28/2005

Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.

"How can a region roiled by political strife, civil war, illicit drug trafficking, and dismal economic performance achieve political stability and support economic growth? The Andes in Focus addresses this question with an in-depth look at the complex factors underlying the present volatile situation." The authors offer detailed analyses of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador,…  See more details below

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"How can a region roiled by political strife, civil war, illicit drug trafficking, and dismal economic performance achieve political stability and support economic growth? The Andes in Focus addresses this question with an in-depth look at the complex factors underlying the present volatile situation." The authors offer detailed analyses of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, as well as examinations of U.S. policies with regard to the Andes. The result is a detailed but accessible study of current political, economic, and security issues in a beleaguered region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588263070
Publisher:
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
05/28/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction : the pursuit of stability in the Andes1
2Colombia : staving off partial collapse11
3Bolivia : democracy under pressure45
4Peru : the trauma of postdemocratic consolidation67
5Venezuela : revolutionary changes under Chavez91
6Ecuador : democracy and economy in crisis121
7U.S. policy in the Andes : commitments and commitment traps151
8From drugs to security : a new U.S. policy toward Colombia173
9Conclusion : the Andean crisis in context191

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