This book focuses on the dynamics of the contemporary system of inter-American relations, with emphasis on changes in the hemispheric political economy, the control exercised by the United States over the behavior of Latin American governments, and the issue of human rights.
Introduction Part 1: Perspectives on Inter-American Relations 1. Contemporary Paradigms in the Study of Inter-American Relations 2. The Inter-American Political Economy: How Dependable Is Dependency Theory? 3. Inter-American Relations in Global Perspective Part 2: United States-Latin American Relations: The Shape of Hegemony 4. The Political Mythology of the Monroe Doctrine: Reflections on the Social Psychology of Hegemony 5. The Madness of the Method: The United States and Cuba in the Seventies 6. Democracy and the Imposition of Values: Definitions and Diplomacy Part 3: Human Rights and U.S. Policy Toward Latin America 7. U.S. Diplomacy and Human Rights in Latin America 8. The Impact of U.S. Human Rights Policy: Argentina 9. Human Rights and Development: Lessons from Latin America