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When the first edition of Latin American Nations in World Politics was published in 1984, it was the only book to undertake the study of Latin American foreign policy seriously and to place Latin American international affairs within a broader, global framework, both geopolitically and academically. The transition to democracy only hoped for at that time has now become a reality in every country in the hemisphere except Cuba. Many countries have also undertaken dramatic economic restructuring that impels them to participate more actively in world markets. More significantly, the end of the cold war has irrevocably altered the place of Latin American nations in the global community.This new edition, completely rewritten, offers an up-to-date analysis of the foreign policies of the major countries in the region, evaluating the impact of changes in the global community on the hemisphere and on individual states. As in the first edition, there is a combination of theoretical reflection and empirical description, and each case study treats similar issues, inviting comparative analysis.
Many of the contributors are now senior scholars or key actors in the formulation and execution of foreign policy in their own countries. Together they bring seasoned, wide-ranging, and mature perspectives to the complex issues the region faces and at the close of the twentieth century.
Heraldo Munoz is the Chilean ambassador to Brazil. Joseph S. Tulchin is director of the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, D.C.
* Dominant Themes in Latin American Foreign Relations: An Introduction Heraldo Muoz. * Collective Action for Democracy in the Americas H. Muoz. * Understanding Latin American Foreign Policies Alberto van Klaveren. * Policies, Bureaucracy, and Foreign Policy in Chile Manfred Wilhelmy. * Cuba Adapts to a Brave New World Juan M. del Aguila. * Central America and the United States Francisco Rojas Aravena and Luis Guillermo Sols Rivera. * The Fate of a Small State: Ecuador in Foreign Affairs John D. Martz. * Mexican Foreign Policy in the 1990s: Learning to Live with Interdependence Jorge Chabat. * Continuity and Change in Argentine Foreign Policy Joseph S. Tulchin. * The Foreign Policy of Brazil: From the Democratic Transition to Its Consolidation Monica Hirst. * Postplantation Societies and World Order: Some Reflections on the Caribbean Predicament Jorge Heine. * SovietLatin American Relations: A Historical Perspective Augusto Varas.
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