1st Edition

Exiting The Whirlpool U.s. Foreign Policy Toward Latin America And The Caribbean

By Robert Pastor Copyright 2001
    352 Pages
    by Routledge

    356 Pages
    by Routledge

    In this second edition of Exiting the Whirlpool, Pastor explores the continuities and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America under Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. Whereas many foreign policy volumes neglect the role of Congress, Pastor devotes an entire chapter to explaining how it has shaped policy. Next, he looks at the recurring challenges that have often pulled the United States into the destructive whirlpool?how the United States has tried but often failed to manage succession crises, pre-empt or undermine revolutionaries, promote or manipulate elections, and encourage or neglect the region's economic development. Pastor offers a series of far-reaching policy recommendations for exiting the whirlpool and forging a hemispheric community of democracies within a free trade area. The first edition was widely acclaimed. The second is thoroughly updated, offering analyses and recommendations for addressing the contemporary democratic and security challenges facing the hemisphere.

    Other Books by Robert A. Pastor , Preface to the Second Edition , Preface to the First Edition , The Lessons and Legacy of Omar Torrijos , Whirlpool , The Quest for the National Interest , The Carter Administration: A Test of Principle , The Reagan Administration: A Test of Strength , The Bush Administration: A Test of Pragmatism , The Clinton Administration: A Test of (Postwar) Politics , Interbranch Politics and the American Dialectic , Recurring Problems , Succession Crises: The Boundaries of Influence , Revolutionary Regimes: Who Pushed First? , Promoting Development: The Marshall Plan Reflex , Promoting Democracy: Pushing on the Pendulum , Exit , The Psychology of Inter-American Relations , The Redefinition of Sovereignty: The Nicaraguan Precedent and the Mexican Model , The Century of the Americas: A Community of Democracies


    Robert Pastor