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U.S. and Latin American Relations, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Gregory Weeks

Published by Pearson

Published Date: May 1, 2008

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U.S. and Latin American Relations offers 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 19th 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.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The Theoretical Context of U.S. and Latin American Relations


Part I. HIstorical Background

Chapter 2. The Roots of U.S. and Latin American Relations

Chapter 3. The Rise of U.S. Hegemony

Chapter 4. The Era of Intervention and the Good Neighbor

Chapter 5. The Early Cold War Period

Chapter 6. The Cuban Revolution

Chapter 7. The Communist Threat and U.S. Intervention


Part II. Current Issues

Chapter 8. Free Trade and Neoliberal Reform

Chapter 9. Latin American Immigration and U.S. Policy

Chapter 10. Human Rights and Democracy

Chapter 11. Drug Trafficking and Terrorism

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$26.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-65575-5