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31 Mar 2005
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This book examines conflict resolution efforts in Latin America by the Organization of American States (OAS) over the past fifty years by exploring the relationship of the United States with other member states within the context of the OAS. The book focuses on the impact of institutional factors on the influence that member states are able to wield within the organization. This innovative theoretical approach yields general insights into organizational behaviour and interstate relations within an international organization. The examination of thirty-one cases provides a wealth of empirical data and facilitates cross case comparisons.


Description

This book examines conflict resolution efforts in Latin America by the Organization of American States (OAS) over the past fifty years by exploring the relationship of the United States with other member states within the context of the OAS. The book focuses on the impact of institutional factors on the influence that member states are able to wield within the organization. This innovative theoretical approach yields general insights into organizational behaviour and interstate relations within an international organization. The examination of thirty-one cases provides a wealth of empirical data and facilitates cross case comparisons.


Reviews

'[A]n excellent overview and analysis of the OAS and U.S.-Latin American relations. Shaw also helps fill a significant gap in the international organization literature.' - Nancy D. Lapp, California State University, Sacramento


Contents

US Foreign Policy and Institutional Relationship in the Western Hemisphere
Developing Theories of International Organizations
Cooperation: Historic Hemispheric Relations and the Formation of the OAS
The OAS and Conflict Resolution 1948-1989
Conflict: The Ebb and Flow of US Dominance
Consensus and Compromise: Cooperation between Member States
Change and Continuity: Hemispheric Relations in the 1990s and the New Millenium
Conclusions and Future Prospects for the OAS


Authors

CAROLYN M. SHAW is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Wichita State University, USA. She has published articles in the International Journal of World Peace, The Journal of Conflict Studies, International Studies Perspectives, and Latin American Politics and Society.