1st Edition

External Powers in Latin America
Geopolitics between Neo-extractivism and South-South Cooperation

Edited By

Gian Luca Gardini

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ISBN 9780367368593
April 21, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
240 Pages 22 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book examines the role of external powers in Latin America in the 21st century. Non-traditional partners have significantly increased their political and economic engagement with the continent. Five key questions arise: why has this surge taken place, when has it happened, in which regions and sectors is it mostly felt, what is the Latin American perspective, and what are the actual results? The book analyses 16 case studies: The USA, the European Union, China, Russia, Japan, Canada, India, Turkey, Iran, Israel, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, the ASEAN countries, South Africa and Australia. The spectrum of existing explanations in the literature spans from neo-extractivism to South-South cooperation. This volume places them in context and proposes a more multifaceted approach, stressing a combination of systemic factors and internal dynamics both in Latin America and in the external partner countries. Geopolitics still matters and so do nation states, their interests and leaders. Ultimately, this surge in engagement has largely reproduced past patterns. Are new partners that different from the old ones? 

Table of Contents

Introduction: Analysis and "normalisation" of the surge of external powers in Latin America

Gian Luca Gardini

  1. The United States in Latin America: Lasting Asymmetries, Waning Influence?
  2. Tom Long

  3. The European Union in Latin America: A "neighbour" of values
  4. Gian Luca Gardini

  5. China in Latin America: Winning Hearts and Minds Pragmatically
  6. Carol Wise

  7. Russia in Latin America
  8. Richard G. Miles

  9. Renewed Japanese Involvement in Latin America
  10. Barbara Stallings and Kotaro Horisaka

  11. Emergency and Opportunity: Canada and the Venezuela Crisis
  12. Yvon Grenier

  13. From Tagore to IT: India’s changing presence in Latin America
  14. Jorge Heine and Hary Seshasayee

  15. Turkey in Latin America: Tenacity in a changing international environment
  16. Marta Tawil-Kuri

  17. Iran’s Latin America Strategy and the Challenges to the Balance of Power
  18. Penny L. Watson

  19. Israel-Latin American Relations: What Has Changed in the Last Decade and Why?
  20. Arie M. Kacowicz, Exequiel Lacovsky, Daniel F. Wajner

  21. Patron or partner? Asymmetry and complementarity in economic relations between South Korea and Latin America
  22. Juan Felipe López Aymes and Jae Sung Kwak

  23. Taiwan and Its Latin American Allies: An Uphill Diplomatic Campaign
  24. Chung-Chian Teng

  25. Strengthening Indonesia-Latin America Economic Relations: A Partnership for a Better Future
  26. Sulthon Sjahril Sabaruddin

  27. Latin America and ASEAN: More than a Marginal Relationship?
  28. Jörn Dosch

  29. Latin America and South Africa in the 21st century: a romance with no future? The cases of Brazil, Argentina and Venezuela
  30. Gladys Lechini and Agustina Marchetti

  31. Distant Neighbours: Australia-Latin America Relations

Sean Burges

Conclusion: Geopolitics between neo-extractivism and South-South Cooperation

Gian Luca Gardini

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