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The Resource Whirlpool : U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, Robert A. Pastor

Whirlpool : U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, Robert A. Pastor

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Whirlpool : U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean
Title
Whirlpool
Title remainder
U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Pastor
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In every generation the United States has been drawn into the Latin American whirlpool, where it becomes obsessed with small nations like Nicaragua and defiant dictators like Manuel Noriega. Then, just as suddenly, we are released and forget the region. Has the end of the Cold War liberated the United States from the whirlpool of recurring interventions in Latin American politics? To answer this question, Robert Pastor draws on more than fifteen years of formulating and
  • writing about U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean. In this timely book, he maintains that the collapse of communism is less important in permitting the United States to escape the whirlpool than are the new trends of democracy and freer trade in the region. After a personal reminiscence of the Panamanian leader Omar Torrijos and his lessons for inter-American relations, Pastor provides an overview of U.S. Latin American policy under Presidents
  • Carter, Reagan, and Bush and an analysis of the distinctive role played by Congress. Next he looks at the recurring challenges faced by the United States in this century - how it has tried but often failed to manage succession crises, stop revolutionaries, promote elections, and encourage development in the region. Finally, Pastor offers a series of far-reaching policy recommendations based partly on a redefinition of sovereignty. In the post-Cold War era, the United
  • States still needs to cut the Gordian security knot that connects instability, intervention, and massive refugee flow and, at times, drugs and terrorism. To solve these problems and exit the whirlpool, Washington should renounce unilateral intervention and take the lead in establishing a new system to collectively defend democracy and forge a freer trade area. This new hemispheric democratic community would also give the United States an advantage in the economic
  • competition against Japan and Germany, and it could serve as a model for a new relationship between the rich and poor nations of the world
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Pastor, Robert A
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Princeton studies in international history and politics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Latin America
  • United States
  • Caribbean Area
  • United States
  • United States
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Whirlpool : U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, Robert A. Pastor
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Lessons and Legacy of Omar Torrijos. Ch. 2. Whirlpool -- Pt. I. The President, the Congress, and the Search for the National Interest. Ch. 3. The Carter Administration: A Test of Principle. Ch. 4. The Reagan Administration: A Test of Strength. Ch. 5. The Bush Administration: A Test of Pragmatism. Ch. 6. Interbranch Politics and the American Dialectic -- Pt. II. Recurring Problems. Ch. 7. Succession Crises: The Boundaries of Influence. Ch. 8. Revolutionary Regimes: Who Pushed First? Ch. 9. Promoting Development: The Marshall Plan Reflex. Ch. 10. Promoting Democracy: Pushing on the Pendulum -- Pt. III. Clues Toward an Exit. Ch. 11. The Puerto Rican Metaphor and the Psychology of Inter-American Relations. Ch. 12. Out of the Cold War and into Another Epoch. Ch. 13. Redrawing the Political Boundaries of Sovereignty: The Nicaraguan Model. Ch. 14. Renegotiating the Economic Boundaries: The Mexican Transformation. Ch. 15. Crossing the Sovereign Divide: The Path toward a Hemispheric Community
Control code
ocm25834199
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 338 pages
Isbn
9780691086514
Lccn
92011284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25834199
  • (Sirsi) a426530
Label
Whirlpool : U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America and the Caribbean, Robert A. Pastor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Ch. 1. The Lessons and Legacy of Omar Torrijos. Ch. 2. Whirlpool -- Pt. I. The President, the Congress, and the Search for the National Interest. Ch. 3. The Carter Administration: A Test of Principle. Ch. 4. The Reagan Administration: A Test of Strength. Ch. 5. The Bush Administration: A Test of Pragmatism. Ch. 6. Interbranch Politics and the American Dialectic -- Pt. II. Recurring Problems. Ch. 7. Succession Crises: The Boundaries of Influence. Ch. 8. Revolutionary Regimes: Who Pushed First? Ch. 9. Promoting Development: The Marshall Plan Reflex. Ch. 10. Promoting Democracy: Pushing on the Pendulum -- Pt. III. Clues Toward an Exit. Ch. 11. The Puerto Rican Metaphor and the Psychology of Inter-American Relations. Ch. 12. Out of the Cold War and into Another Epoch. Ch. 13. Redrawing the Political Boundaries of Sovereignty: The Nicaraguan Model. Ch. 14. Renegotiating the Economic Boundaries: The Mexican Transformation. Ch. 15. Crossing the Sovereign Divide: The Path toward a Hemispheric Community
Control code
ocm25834199
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 338 pages
Isbn
9780691086514
Lccn
92011284
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)25834199
  • (Sirsi) a426530

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