The Future of Inter-American Relations

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-11-03
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Jorge I. Dominguez has brought together experts from Latin America, the Caribbean and the US to explore transnational aspects of crime, migration, trade, security, democracy, and international financial institutions in the Americas. They consider the effect of drug trafficking on government, the economy, and the rule of law, at both national and hemispheric levels. They look at the policy implications of migration and immigration trends, as well as trends in international trade. Assessing how to promote peace and democracy in the region, several essays examine regional issues and institutions. Others analyze the role of international financial institutions such as the IMF and the World Bank in promoting economic reforms. Commissioned by the Inter-American Dialogue, this collection contributes to the debate on the future direction of inter-American relations.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface ix
PART I Risks of Violence. Hopes for Peace
The Future of Inter-American Relations: States, Challenges, and Likely Responses
Jorge I. Dominguez
Securing Peace in the Americas in the Next Decade
David R. Mares
Hemispheric Security: Toward the Twenty-First Century
Boris H. Yopo
Transnational Crime in the Americas: A Reality Check
Ivelaw Griffith
Transnational Crime in the Western Hemisphere
Monica Serrano
PART II Finance and Trade: Threats from International Shocks and the Search for Growth
International Financial Institutions: Changing Perspectives and Policy Prescriptions
Wendy Hunter
International Financial Institutions in Latin America: Adjusting to the Internationalization of Financial markets
Pamela K. Starr
Some Economic and Strategic Issues in the Face of the Emerging FTAA
Robert Devlin
Antoni Estevadeordal
Luis Jorge Garay
Trade and Investment Issues in the Americas: A Look Ahead
Roberto Bouzas
PART III International Civil Society
The Future of Migration as an Issue in Inter-American Relations
Christopher Mitchell
Migration Issues: Raising the Stakes in U. S.-Latin American Relations
Rafael Fernandez de Castro
Carlos A. Rosales
International Assistance for Democracy: A Cautionary Tale
Anita Isaacs
Toward a Regime for Advancing Democracy in the Americas
Heraldo Munoz
Contributors 301(4)
Index 305

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