Latin American Nations in World Politics / Edition 2

Latin American Nations in World Politics / Edition 2

by Heraldo Munoz
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813308739

ISBN-13: 9780813308739

Pub. Date: 04/28/1996

Publisher: Westview Press


When the first edition of Latin American Nations in World Politics was published in 1984, it was the only book to undertake the study of Latin American foreign policy seriously and to place Latin American international affairs within a broader, global framework, both geopolitically and academically. The transition to democracy only hoped for at that time…  See more details below

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When the first edition of Latin American Nations in World Politics was published in 1984, it was the only book to undertake the study of Latin American foreign policy seriously and to place Latin American international affairs within a broader, global framework, both geopolitically and academically. The transition to democracy only hoped for at that time has now become a reality in every country in the hemisphere except Cuba. Many countries have also undertaken dramatic economic restructuring that impels them to participate more actively in world markets. More significantly, the end of the cold war has irrevocably altered the place of Latin American nations in the global community.This new edition, completely rewritten, offers an up-to-date analysis of the foreign policies of the major countries in the region, evaluating the impact of changes in the global community on the hemisphere and on individual states. As in the first edition, there is a combination of theoretical reflection and empirical description, and each case study treats similar issues, inviting comparative analysis. Many of the contributors are now senior scholars or key actors in the formulation and execution of foreign policy in their own countries. Together they bring seasoned, wide-ranging, and mature perspectives to the complex issues the region faces and at the close of the twentieth century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813308739
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
04/28/1996
Series:
Foreign Relations of the Third World Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Dominant Themes in Latin American Foreign Relations: An Introduction1
1Collective Action for Democracy in the Americas17
2Understanding Latin American Foreign Policies35
3Politics, Bureaucracy, and Foreign Policy in Chile61
4Cuba Adapts to a Brave New World81
5Central America and the United States105
6The Fate of a Small State: Ecuador in Foreign Affairs129
7Mexican Foreign Policy in the 1990s: Learning to Live with Interdependence149
8Continuity and Change in Argentine Foreign Policy165
9The Foreign Policy of Brazil: From the Democratic Transition to Its Consolidation197
10Postplantation Societies and World Order: Some Reflections on the Caribbean Predicament225
11Soviet Union-Latin American Relations: A Historical Perspective237
About the Contributors263
About the Book267
Index269

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