Which Way Latin America?: Hemispheric Politics Meets Globalization

Paperback (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
Buy Used
Buy Used from BN.com
(Save 25%)
Item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging.
Condition: Used – Good details
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $11.62
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 67%)
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (11) from $11.62   
  • New (4) from $11.62   
  • Used (7) from $11.62   


In this book, some of the world's leading Latin Americanists explore the ways in which the region has reengaged globalization. Among the timely questions are: What is the relationship of China and India with Latin America? Has increased international political cooperation among Latin nations changed their foreign policy toward other regions and on specific issue areas? How have the different "Lefts," as exemplified by the governments of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez and Brazil's Lula shaped the region? What is the outlook of new entities such as the South American Union of Nations, and how have older entities such as the Organization of American States fared?

With a new U.S. administration shifting gears in foreign policy and a global financial crisis leading many to question the future of capitalism, Latin America is especially well positioned to make the most of the resulting international upheaval. This book provides a sharp, up-to-date analysis of the new sources of political power and allegiances in the region today.

"This is an ambitious and important volume. It brings together a group of the hemisphere's best analysts and thinkers to explain how profoundly Latin America has changed in recent years, and what those changes mean for the people and politics of the region and for its relations with the U.S. and the rest of the world." —Peter Hakim, president, Inter-American Dialogue

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789280811728
  • Publisher: United Nations University Press
  • Publication date: 10/26/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew F. Cooper is the associate director of the Centre for International Governance Innovation and a distinguished fellow and professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo.

Jorge Heine is a former ambassador of Chile to India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka (2003–07), and vice president of the International Political Science Association.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Endorsements v

Tables and figures ix

Contributors xi

Acknowledgements xvii

Abbreviations xix

Foreword Abraham F. Lowenthal xxii

Introduction - The effect of national and global forces on the Americas: Tsunami, tornado or just a mild breeze? Andrew F. Cooper Jorge Heine 1

Part I The Americas at a crossroads 25

1 Navigating in a fog: Metanarrative in the Americas today Laurence Whitehead 27

2 Managing disarray: The search for a new consensus Michael Shifter 50

3 The emergence of a new left Jorge G. Castañeda Marco A. Morales 64

Part II The new economic challenges 79

4 Competing for energy Sidney Weintraub Annette Hester 81

5 Coping with China Nicola Phillips 100

6 Playing the India card Jorge Heine 122

7 Repositioning the Commonwealth Caribbean Anthony J. Payne 140

Part III A fresh multilateral impetus 157

8 Renewing the OAS Andrew F. Cooper 159

9 Dealing with threats to democracy Dexter S. Boniface 182

10 Monitoring elections Sharon F. Lean 202

Part IV Pivotal case studies 219

11 The Chávez effect Thomas Legler 221

12 The impact of the 2006 Mexican elections Arturo Santa-Cruz 243

13 Quo vadis, Brazil? Luiz Pedone 262

14 The Haitian imbroglio Yasmine Shamsie 281

Part V Afterword 301

15 Strong winds of change: New politics and new connections Andrew F. Cooper Jorge Heine 303

Index 310

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)