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Author Wiarda, Howard J., 1939-

Title Democracy and its discontents : development, interdependence, and U.S. policy in Latin America / Howard J. Wiarda
Published Lanham [Md.] : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, [1995]


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Description ix, 367 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: From Bush to Clinton in U.S. Latin American Policy -- 1. From Reagan to Bush: Continuity and Change in U.S.-Latin America Policy -- 2. Restructuring American Strategic Policy in the Post Cold War Era: Toward New Partnerships -- 3. Democratization and Human Rights: Implications of the Latin American Experience for U.S. Global Policy -- 4. New Actors on the Stage: Think Tanks and U.S.-Latin America Policy -- 5. The Cause of Democratic Elections in Latin America: Are We on the Right Track? -- 6. The Domestic Politics of the U.S.-Mexico Free-Trade Agreement -- 7. The Long, Difficult, Agonizing Trajectory of Democracy in the Dominican Republic: Joaquin Balaguer as the Personification of ALL Latin America's Ambivalence About Democracy -- 8. Historical Determinants of the Latin American State: The Tradition of Bureaucratic-Patrimonialism, Corporatism, Centralism, and Authoritarianism -- 9. Dismantling Corporatism: The Problem of Modernization in Latin America
10. The Political Systems of Latin America: Developmental Models and a Typology of Regimes -- 11. El Salvador: Can the Wounds Be Healed? -- 12. Constitutionalism and Political Culture in Mexico: How Deep the Foundations? -- 13. U.S.-Caribbean Relations: New Policies in a New Era -- 14. The Future of Marxist-Leninist Regimes: Cuba in Comparative Perspective -- 15. The Future of Political Reform in the Southern Cone: Can Democracy Be Sustained? -- Controversy: After Miami - The Summit, the Peso Crisis, and the Future of U.S.-Latin American Relations -- Conclusion: Seeing Latin America in a New Light
Summary "Republication of Wiarda's prior writings on US post-Cold War policy reconsiderations, addressing Bush and Clinton processes, critical policy issues, five case studies, and aspects of Latin American politics; contributions are interesting but only loosely linked as a collection"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 57.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Democracy -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Foreign relations -- 1980-
Latin America -- Foreign relations -- United States.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1981-1989.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1989-1993.
United States -- Foreign relations -- 1993-2001.
United States -- Foreign relations -- Latin America.
LC no. 95024151
ISBN 0847680851 (alk. paper)
084768086X (paperback: alk. paper)