U.S.-Venezuela Relations Since the 1990s: Coping with Midlevel Security Threats

U.S.-Venezuela Relations Since the 1990s: Coping with Midlevel Security Threats

by Javier Corrales, Carlos A. Romero

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ISBN-13: 9780415895255
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 09/27/2012
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Javier Corrales is Professor of Political Science at Amherst College in Amherst, Massachusetts, specializing in Comparative Politics and International Relations of Latin America and the Caribbean. His most recent book, Dragon in the Tropics: Hugo Chávez and the Political Economy of Revolution in Venezuela (Brookings Institution Press, 2011), co-authored with Michael Penfold, won the Foreign Affairs award for Best International Relations Book on the Western Hemisphere for 2011. His research has been published in numerous academic journals, and he is on the editorial board of Latin American Politics and Society and Americas Quarterly.

Carlos A. Romero is a Venezuelan political scientist specializing in International Relations and Venezuelan Foreign Policy. He is Professor Emeritus in the Institute of Political Studies at the Universidad Central de Venezuela. He has published five books and eight in collaboration. His articles have appeared in numerous Venezuelan and foreign journals. His most recent book is Venezuela y la Integración Regional (2008).

Table of Contents

Part I: U.S.-Venezuela Relations and IR Theory 1. Introduction: Old Themes, and Variation. Part II: Neorealism, Soft Balancing, and Mid-Level Security Threats. 2. Venezuela’s New Foreign Policy Through the Prism of Neorealism 3. U.S. Responses: The Rise and Decline of Emulation Part III: Beyond Neorealism: Economics, Ideas, and Institutions. 4. Oil’s Double Role and the Concept of Friends/Enemies 5. The "Talk Softly, Sanction Softly" Policy: Origins, Benefits, and Limitations Part IV: Regime Type and Other Domestic Sources of Foreign Policy. 6. Regime Type and Venezuela: President and Soldiers 7. Regime Type and US Policy Toward Venezuela: President and Congress Part V: Overreaching and Outreaching. 8. From ALBA to Damascus: Tiny Allies, Big Pariahs and Identity Construction 9. Conclusion: Friends/Enemies, for Now

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