Latin America remains a turbulent region, characterized by conflict and increased militarization, despite the existence of regional juridical mechanisms for controlling disputes. In this book, scholars from both Latin and North America collaborate in presenting ten original approaches to containing and resolving conflict in the region. Stressing the need to closely link contemporary approaches to conflict management with the Latin American legalistic tradition, they examine a broad scope of mechanisms ranging from confidence-building measures to arms control agreements. This book is the first systematic attempt to survey arms control and to generate approaches for controlling conflicts in Latin America.
Table of Contents
Westview Replica Editions -- Introduction -- Controlling Latin American Conflicts: Current Juridical Trends and Perspectives for the Future -- Controlling Conflict in the Caribbean Basin: National Approaches -- Controlling Conflict in South America: National Approaches -- Regional Confidence-Building in the Military Field: The Case of Latin America -- The Latin American Economic System as a Mechanism to Control Conflicts -- Proliferation of Weaponry and Technology -- Naval Arms Control in Latin America -- Monitoring Latin American Arms Control Agreements -- Islas Malvinas or Falkland Islands: The Negotiation of a Conflict, 1945–1982 -- The Containment of Conflict After Revolution: Lessons from Mexico and Bolivia -- Equity and Freedom in U.S.-Latin American Relations -- Selected Bibliography: Latin American Conflicts and Conflict Control
Michael A. Morris is Associate Professor of Political Science at Clemson University, South Carolina. Victor Millan is a researcher with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) in Sweden, and has published articles and studies on Latin American conflicts and arms control.