Overview

In the fifteen years following the First Summit of the Americas, the world has changed and so have the Americas. Diverging views have shattered the consensus of the 1990s. Despite signaling a change in tone, the limited success of the Port of Spain Summit reveals how deep rifts persist in the region. This book offers a critical assessment of the effectiveness of hemispheric institutions over the past fifteen years. Taking into consideration the new forces shaping international relations in the Americas, the ...
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Inter-American Cooperation at a Crossroads

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Overview

In the fifteen years following the First Summit of the Americas, the world has changed and so have the Americas. Diverging views have shattered the consensus of the 1990s. Despite signaling a change in tone, the limited success of the Port of Spain Summit reveals how deep rifts persist in the region. This book offers a critical assessment of the effectiveness of hemispheric institutions over the past fifteen years. Taking into consideration the new forces shaping international relations in the Americas, the contributors assess their impact on the present state of hemispheric co-operation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230311954
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/3/2010
  • Series: International Political Economy Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

GORDON MACE is Professor at the Department of Political Science and School of Advanced International Studies at Laval University, Canada.

ANDREW F. COOPER is Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada, and Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Waterloo, Canada.

TIMOTHY M. SHAW is Professor and Director at the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago.
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Table of Contents

Foreword; B.Pastor
Introduction - Inter-American Cooperation at a Crossroads; G.Mace, A.F.Cooper & T.M.Shaw
PART I: A CHANGING LANDSCAPE
Hemispheric Relations: Budding Contests in the Dawn of a New Era; D.Tussie
The Obama Administration and Latin America: Towards a New Partnership?; D.Erikson
The Caribbean in a Turbulent World; N.Girvan
PART II: RESPONDING TO CHALLENGES
Economic Integration in the Americas: An Unfinished Agenda; A.Estevadeordal & K.Suominen
Building on Sub-Regional Economic Integration Projects to Forge an Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas; T.A.O'Keefe
Demise of the Inter-American Democracy Promotion Regime?; T.Legler
A More Secure Hemisphere?; R.Diamint
Poverty Reduction and the role of Regional Institutions; N.Phillips
PART III: THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OTHER INSTITUTIONS
The Successes, Failures and Future of the Mercosur; M.Schelhase
Ruling the North American Market: NAFTA and its Extensions; L.Bélanger & R.Ouellet
New Forms of Integration: The ALBA Institutions and Mechanisms; J.Altmann
PART IV: RECONSTRUCTING A REGIONAL SYSTEM FOR THE AMERICAS
Middle Powers and Hemispheric Diplomacy: Towards an A-10; J.Heine
What Role for the Private Sector in Inter-American Multilateralism?; R.E.Feinberg
Conclusion: The Need for Stronger Legitimacy; G.Mace & J.-P.Thérien

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