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U.S. and Latin American Relations


, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, , University of Scranton, Pennsylvania
Published 2022


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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  • 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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