U.S.-Latin American Relations / Edition 4

U.S.-Latin American Relations / Edition 4

by Michael J. Kryzanek
     
 

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ISBN-10: 027599449X

ISBN-13: 9780275994495

Pub. Date: 04/30/2008

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

As the impact of globalization on the region becomes more pronounced, the interconnected economies of the United States and Latin America have revealed new opportunities as well as political challenges. Today, it is clear that the rules and demands of a globalized economy have changed the face of Latin America. Yet, numerous areas of public policy that are critical

Overview

As the impact of globalization on the region becomes more pronounced, the interconnected economies of the United States and Latin America have revealed new opportunities as well as political challenges. Today, it is clear that the rules and demands of a globalized economy have changed the face of Latin America. Yet, numerous areas of public policy that are critical ingredients to the national interests of both the United States and Latin America, such as immigration, drug smuggling, gang violence, leftist revolution, cultural transformation, and regional security continue to test the relationships between the United States and Latin American governments. Policies dating back to President Bill Clinton's second term and continued under the George W. Bush administration have centered on issues of trade, investment, and resource development and accelerated both growth and tension in the region.

In this fourth edition of his book, Kryzanek discusses new participants in the shaping and implementation of policies toward Latin America, for example, the growing role of Hispanics within the United States in pressuring for changes in U.S. policy in a number of areas. There is also discussion of the role the Department of Homeland Security plays in U.S.-Latin American relations, particularly with respect to border and anti-terrorism issues. As U.S.-Latin American Relations demonstrates, understanding the way in which policy is made toward Latin America is essential to understanding how this relationship has evolved, and why there have been both successes and failures.

About the Author:
Michael J. Kryzanek is Professor of Political Science at Bridgewater State College inMassachusetts

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275994495
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
348
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     ix
Introduction     1
The Evolution of U.S.-Latin American Relations
The Monroe Doctrine and the Emergence of U.S. Power     19
Interventionism, Cooperation, and Revolution     39
Castroism and the Challenge to U.S. Power     61
Contemporary Relations: Reagan, Bush, Clinton, and Bush     85
Major Participants in Latin American Policy Making
Governmental Participants in Latin American Policy Making     125
Interest Group Participants in Latin American Policy Making     163
External Participants in Latin American Policy Making     191
Key Issues in U.S.-Latin American Relations
The Illegal Immigration Puzzle     219
The Leftist Challenge     241
Drugs, Thugs, and Terrorists-The Response of the United States     261
The Impact of Globalization     279
Conclusion     295
Ten Books That You Should Read About U.S.-Latin American Relations     303
Index     305

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