This text offers a vivid portrayal of the last 200 years of US-Latin American relations, casting light on issues such as economic integration, environmental protection, drug trafficking and undocumented migration. Rather than concentrating only on US policy, as many texts do, it addresses the structural relationships of both regions. Focusing on international systems, the distribution of power, and the perception and pursuit of national interests, Smith uncovers recurrent regularities in the interaction between the US and Latin America and offers a compelling analysis of the continuity and change in their relations, as well as provocative insights into the possible future of these relations. This second edition contains an entirely new introduction and thorough revisions of the last four chapters and conclusion, as well as a completely updated bibliography.
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Peter H. Smith is at University of California, San Diego.From Library Journal:
Smith, the coauthor of a widely read text on Latin American history, provides a well-written, provocative exploration of the relationship between Latin America and the United States since independence. Synthesizing other works, the author uses an international relations approach to illuminate the posture of each toward the other and to speculate about the consequences of their interaction. Although Smith explores many variables in explaining the relationship, he considers extrahemispheric actors fundamental, seeing the relationship as having traveled through three stages: imperial, Cold War, and uncertainty. He concludes that over time this relationship responded to prevailing international rules but that these rules are as yet undefined for the immediate future. An excellent overview; highly recommended for academic collections.?Roderic A. Camp, Latin American Ctr., Tulane Univ., New Orleans
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0195129989
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1999. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 2. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0195129989
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0195129989 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.1054936