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Which Way Latin America: Hemispheric Politics Meets Globalization [Paperback]

Andrew F. Cooper , Jorge Heine
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October 26, 2009 928081172X 978-9280811728 First Edition

In this book, some of the world's leading Latin Americanists explore the ways in which the region has reengaged globalization. Among the timely questions are: What is the relationship of China and India with Latin America? Has increased international political cooperation among Latin nations changed their foreign policy toward other regions and on specific issue areas? How have the different "Lefts," as exemplified by the governments of Venezuela's Hugo Chávez and Brazil's Lula shaped the region? What is the outlook of new entities such as the South American Union of Nations, and how have older entities such as the Organization of American States fared?

With a new U.S. administration shifting gears in foreign policy and a global financial crisis leading many to question the future of capitalism, Latin America is especially well positioned to make the most of the resulting international upheaval. This book provides a sharp, up-to-date analysis of the new sources of political power and allegiances in the region today.

"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 U.S. and the rest of the world."—Peter Hakim, president, Inter-American Dialogue


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"Here is an accessible compilation of 17 lively essays by senior international relations theorists that describe how Latin American nations-ever more democratic, divided, and assertive-are interacting with one another and with the fast-changing global system."
- Richard Feinberg, Foreign Affairs
(foreignaffairs.com/articles/66124/edited-by-andrew-f-cooper-and-jorge-heine/which-way-latin-america-hemispheric-politics-meets-globalization)


"Which Way Latin America? Hemispheric Politics Meets Globalization... steps beyond the traditional backward-looking approach of social sciences to analyze the future of globalization in Latin America. In a sophisticated exercise of educated guessing, the editors, both fellows at Canada's Centre for International Governance Innovation, and their collaborators ponder questions of democratic consolidation, institutional strength, trade and economic integration, and international relations as they affect Latin America."
- Patricio Navia, Americas Quarterly 
(americasquarterly.org/node/1724)

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  • Paperback: 346 pages
  • Publisher: United Nations University Press; First Edition edition (October 26, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 928081172X
  • ISBN-13: 978-9280811728
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,258,525 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jorge Heine holds the Chair in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, is Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI). From 2006 to 2009 he served as Vice-President of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), whose XXI World Congress of Political Science, the largest ever, with 2450 participants from 75 countries, was held in his native Santiago in July 2009.

From 2003 to 2007 he was Ambassador of Chile to India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and served previously (1994-1999) as Ambassador to South Africa. He has also served as a Cabinet Minister and Deputy Minister in the Chilean Government. He has been a Visiting Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford, a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, a Visiting Professor of Political Science at the University of Konstanz, and the Pablo Neruda Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies at the University of Paris.

He is author, co-author or editor of thirteen books and has published some ninety journal articles and book chapters. He has written for The New York Times, The Washington Post and The International Herald Tribune.He was the first ambassador to present credentials to President Nelson Mandela. In 1997 and 1998, Johannesburg's leading daily, The Star, listed him among the 100 most influential personalities in South Africa.

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5.0 out of 5 stars How the region meets the world? October 28, 2011
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If you want to understand today's regional dynamics, you should go beyond geographical boundaries and focus on the interaction between global forces and regional actors. Cooper and Heine's volume bring together leading specialists in Latin America to study how the relations with the United States and emerging powers are challenging multilateral cooperation and how important regional powers are responding to these new situation. A must to understand today's Latin America.
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