This is the old United Nations University website. Visit the new site at http://unu.edu
—Robert Pastor, Professor of International Relations, American University, and former US National Security Advisor for Latin America (1977-1981)
“This is an ambitious and important volume. It brings together a group of the hemisphere’s best analysts and thinkers to explain how profoundly Latin America has changed in recent years, and what those changes mean for the people and politics of the region and for its relations with the US and the rest of the world.”
—Peter Hakim, President of Inter-American Dialogue
“This excellent collection focuses on the dynamic interaction between Latin American and a fast-changing global system. Chapters expertly analyze crucial dimensions of this interaction, including democracy and the ‘rise of the left’, energy competition and resource nationalism, relations with China and India, the fraying of the Inter-American System, and such pivotal cases as Venezuela, Mexico, and Brazil. Contributors unpack both the impact of the world in and on the region, and the ever more complex and diversified relationship between the region and the world.”
—Andrew Hurrell, Montague Burton Professor of International Relations, Balliol College, Oxford University
“In a book that is timely, comprehensive, and insightful, Cooper, Heine, and their colleagues sharpen the ‘big picture’ of international relations in the Americas while examining key countries, large and small, in Latin America and the Caribbean. The authors present their thoughtful and informative analysis on salient topics, such as multilateral institutions, China and India, energy, Chávez, democracy and partisanship, and point the way to the future.”
—Jorge I. Domínguez, Antonio Madero Professor of Mexican and Latin American Politics and Economics, Harvard University
Andrew F. Cooper is Associate Director and Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, and Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Waterloo.
Jorge Heine is Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University, and Vice-President of the International Political Science Association.
Table of contents
Part I: The Americas at a crossroads 1 Navigating in a fog: Metanarrative in the Americas today
Part II: The new economic challenges
Part III: A fresh multilateral impetus
Part IV: Pivotal case studies
Part V: Afterword
Page last modified 2011.06.07.
Full Text Search
Catalogue of Titles
Download our 2010-2011 catalogue
United Nations University Press
United Nations University Centre
Tel: +81 3 5467 1212 • Fax: +81 3 3499 2828
UNU is ISO 14001 certified.
© 2010 UNU