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

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Overview

"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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781588263315
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 5/28/2005
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Introduction : the pursuit of stability in the Andes 1
2 Colombia : staving off partial collapse 11
3 Bolivia : democracy under pressure 45
4 Peru : the trauma of postdemocratic consolidation 67
5 Venezuela : revolutionary changes under Chavez 91
6 Ecuador : democracy and economy in crisis 121
7 U.S. policy in the Andes : commitments and commitment traps 151
8 From drugs to security : a new U.S. policy toward Colombia 173
9 Conclusion : the Andean crisis in context 191
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