This collection of original essays takes a comprehensive look at Latin America's regional and global foreign policies. The book begins with an assessment of the current state of research in the field, followed by an overview of Latin American foreign policies and the political determinants of those policies. Next, an examination of the global policies of Brazil, Cuba, Mexico, and Peru demonstrates differing theoretical perspectives and provides information for cross national comparisons. The third section presents case studies of regional foreign policies in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Bolivia, Venezuela, Mexico, Cuba, and the Anglophone Caribbean nations. In the concluding chapter, the editors review the recurring themes in the book and propose a theory for the analysis of Latin American foreign policy behavior.
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Also of Interest -- Perspectives on Latin American Foreign Policies and International Relations -- Introduction to Latin American Foreign Policy: Global and Regional Dimensions -- The United States and Latin America: Vital Interests and the Instruments of Power -- Determinants of Latin American Foreign Policies: Bureaucratic Organizations and Development Strategies -- Will There Always Be a Uruguay? Interdependence and Independence in the Inter-American System -- Latin American Global Foreign Policies -- Brazil in the World: Multipolarity as Seen by a Peripheral ADC Middle Power -- Mexico's Foreign Policy in an Age of Interdependence -- Peruvian Foreign Policy Since 1975: External Political and Economic Initiatives -- Cuba's Involvement in Africa: An Interpretation of Objectives, Reactions, and Limitations -- Latin American Regional Foreign Policies -- Venezuela, Brazil, and the Amazon Basin -- Geopolitics and Foreign Policy in Argentina, Brazil, and Chile -- Bolivia: Salida al Mar -- Emerging Regional Power: Mexico's Role in the Caribbean Basin -- Cuba's Foreign Policy in the Caribbean and Central America -- Changes in the Regional Foreign Policies of the English-Speaking Caribbean -- Future Directions for Research on Latin American Foreign Policies -- Toward a Theory for the Comparative Analysis of Latin American Foreign Policy
Elizabeth Ferris is a nonresident senior fellow in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings, where her work encompasses a wide range of issues related to internal displacement, humanitarian action, natural disasters, and climate change.