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Exiting The Whirlpool : U.s. Foreign Policy Toward Latin America And The Caribbean - Robert A. Pastor

Exiting The Whirlpool

U.s. Foreign Policy Toward Latin America And The Caribbean

Paperback Published: 1st February 2001
ISBN: 9780813338118
Number Of Pages: 355

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In this second edition of "Exiting the Whirlpool," Pastor explores the continuities and the changes in U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America under Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush, and Clinton. Whereas many foreign policy volumes neglect the role of Congress, Pastor devotes an entire chapter to explaining how it has shaped policy. Next, he looks at the recurring challenges that have often pulled the United States into the destructive whirlpool--how the United States has tried but often failed to manage succession crises, pre-empt or undermine revolutionaries, promote or manipulate elections, and encourage or neglect the region's economic development. Pastor offers a series of far-reaching policy recommendations for exiting the whirlpool and forging a hemispheric community of democracies within a free trade area. The first edition was widely acclaimed. The second is thoroughly updated, offering analyses and recommendations for addressing the contemporary democratic and security challenges facing the hemisphere.

List of Tables and Figuresp. viii
Preface to the Second Editionp. ix
Preface to the First Editionp. xiii
The Lessons and Legacy of Omar Torrijosp. 1
Whirlpoolp. 17
The Quest for the National Interestp. 37
The Carter Administration: A Test of Principlep. 39
The Reagan Administration: A Test of Strengthp. 65
The Bush Administration: A Test of Pragmatismp. 87
The Clinton Administration: A Test of (Postwar) Politicsp. 109
Interbranch Politics and the American Dialecticp. 135
Recurring Problemsp. 151
Succession Crises: The Boundaries of Influencep. 153
Revolutionary Regimes: Who Pushed First?p. 177
Promoting Development: The Marshall Plan Reflexp. 201
Promoting Democracy: Pushing on the Pendulump. 221
Exitp. 241
The Psychology of Inter-American Relationsp. 243
The Redefinition of Sovereignty: The Nicaraguan Precedent and the Mexican Modelp. 257
The Century of the Americas: A Community of Democraciesp. 283
Indexp. 316
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ISBN: 9780813338118
ISBN-10: 0813338115
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 355
Published: 1st February 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.55  x 2.31
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised