Burron provides a critical analysis of Canadian and US democracy promotion in the Americas. He concentrates on Haiti, Peru, and Bolivia in particular but situates them within a larger analysis of Canadian and US foreign policy - bilateral and regional - in the areas of trade, investment, diplomacy, security and, for the United States, the war on drugs. His main argument is that democracy promotion is typically formulated to advance commercial, geopolitical and security objectives that conflict with a genuine commitment to democratic development. Given this broad scope, the book is well positioned to contribute to a number of debates in comparative Latin American politics and international political economy (IPE) with a focus on North-South relations in the hemisphere.
|Publisher:||Ashgate Publishing Ltd|
|Series:||The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms Series|
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|File size:||3 MB|
About the Author
Neil Burron completed a PhD in political science at Carleton University. He has worked in the field of international development with various NGOs and has travelled widely in Latin America. Dr. Burron is currently working as an independent researcher in the Ottawa region.
Table of Contents
Contents: Foreword, Robert W. Cox; Preface, Neil A. Burron; Introduction; Constructing regional order; North American democracy promotion in the new conjuncture; Polyarchy at any cost in Haiti; Building inclusive neoliberalism in Peru; End game in Bolivia; Conclusions: neoliberal hegemony without North American leadership; Bibliography; Index.