This book examines U.S.-Latin American relations from an historical, contemporary, and theoretical perspective. By drawing examples from the distant and more recent past-and interweaving history with theory-Williams illustrates the enduring principles of International Relations theory and provides students the conceptual tools to make sense of inter-American relations. It is a masterful guide for how to organize facts, think systematically about issues, weigh competing explanations, and confidently draw your own conclusions regarding the past, present, and future of international politics in the region.
Mark Eric Williams is Professor of Political Science at Middlebury College. His research interests include U.S.-Latin American Relations, International Relations, Comparative Latin American Political Economy, Venezuelan Foreign Policy, and Mexican Politics.
1. Why U.S.-Latin American Relations Matter (And Sometimes seem Unintelligible) 2. Foreign Policy Determinants: International Systems and Levels of Causality 3. The Expansion of American Power 4. Hemispheric Relations through WWII 5. The Cold War Comes to Latin America 6. Crisis Management 7. Responding to Revolutions 8. Globalization and Interdependence 9. Hemispheric Relations in the 21st Century