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U.S. and Latin American Relations

Authors

Gregory B. Weeks, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, Michael E. Allison, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania
Published 2022

Description

The third edition of U.S. and Latin American Relations offers detailed theoretical and historical analyses essential for understanding contemporary US-Latin American relations. Utilizing four different theories (realism, liberal institutionalism, dependency, and autonomy) as a framework, the text provides a succinct history of relations from Latin American independence through the Covid-19 era before then examining critical contemporary issues such as immigration, human rights, and challenges to US hegemony. Engaging pedagogical features such as timelines, research questions, and annotated resources appear throughout…

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Key features

  • Integrates four different frameworks (realism, liberalism institutionalism, dependency theory, and the autonomy approach), thereby empowering students to link political history and current events to key international relations theories
  • Reviews the history of US-Latin American relations from the nineteenth century to the present, reinforcing the material through accessible timelines and excerpts from primary sources
  • Examines key areas of current conflict and cooperation, including debt and trade, human rights, immigration, and crime and corruption
  • Investigates challenges to US hegemony and the specific involvement of extrahemispheric actors such as China, Russia, Iran, Japan, and India, while considering how different frameworks explain these developments

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