U. S. and Latin American Relations

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-12-11
  • Publisher: Pearson
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U.S. and Latin American Relationsoffers in-depth theoretical and historical analysis to comprehensively examine the complex dynamic between the countries of Latin America and their northern neighbor. Surveying the history of these relations from the 19 th century to the present, this text highlights how attitudes and policy approaches have changed in the United States and Latin America and then discusses issues of current importance within this historical context. Throughout, international relations theories are applied to examine regional relations from a broader global perspective. Written for students of Latin American politics and American foreign policy, the unique combination of theory and history explores the background of and future for relations between Latin America and the United States.

Author Biography

Gregory Weeks is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

Table of Contents

Detailed Contentsp. v
Prefacep. xi
The Theoretical Context of U.S. and Latin American Relationsp. 1
Historical Background
The Roots of U.S. and Latin American Relationsp. 17
The Rise of U.S. Hegemonyp. 43
The Era of Intervention and the Good Neighborp. 69
The Early Cold War Periodp. 93
The Cuban Revolutionp. 117
The Communist Threat and U.S. Interventionp. 141
Current Issues
Free Trade and Neoliberal Reformp. 169
Latin American Immigration and U.S. Policyp. 198
Human Rights and Democracyp. 223
Drug Trafficking and Terrorismp. 248
Glossaryp. 273
Bibliographyp. 275
Indexp. 285
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