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Latin American Foreign Policies
Between Ideology and Pragmatism
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
01 Apr 2011
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17 Oct 2013
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In recent years several Latin American countries have adopted a more assertive and autonomous stance in their foreign policy. The growing rejection of neo-liberalism as an ideological dogma seems to have given space to more pragmatic stances in favour of national interests. Whilst ideological discourse continues to be directed towards both domestic and international audiences with varying intensities and tones, it appears to be combined with clearly pragmatic policies and aims. This book reviews the foreign policy of eleven Latin American countries and argues that a combination of pragmatism and ideology characterises contemporary Latin American approaches to international relations. It analyses whether this is a permanent or contingent feature, what factors affect the mix of pragmatism and ideology, and whether this is an identifiable new pattern of foreign policy in Latin America 


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In recent years several Latin American countries have adopted a more assertive and autonomous stance in their foreign policy. The growing rejection of neo-liberalism as an ideological dogma seems to have given space to more pragmatic stances in favour of national interests. Whilst ideological discourse continues to be directed towards both domestic and international audiences with varying intensities and tones, it appears to be combined with clearly pragmatic policies and aims. This book reviews the foreign policy of eleven Latin American countries and argues that a combination of pragmatism and ideology characterises contemporary Latin American approaches to international relations. It analyses whether this is a permanent or contingent feature, what factors affect the mix of pragmatism and ideology, and whether this is an identifiable new pattern of foreign policy in Latin America 


Reviews

'This volume chronicles the coming of age of Latin American foreign policy in the past two decades. Rare among edited volumes, the authors use the same framework to analyze the foreign policies of 11 Latin American countries. In the new millennium as Latin Americans define their own future, the Gardini and Lambert book is indispensable.' - Robert A. Pastor, Professor at American University and Former National Security Advisor for Latin American Affairs

'This timely and thorough volume addresses the fascinating and much overlooked component of Latin American foreign policies in the current globalized era. We are used to believing that Latin America is always on the receiving end of diplomacy, but this volume's well-researched contributions force us to reconsider our assumptions.' - Russell Crandall, Professor of international politics, Davidson College and author of The United States and Latin America after the Cold War

'A volume such as this one is long overdue. In the first decade of the 21st century, unprecedented domestic political change and a shift in global power structures allowed Latin American states to greatly enhance their global presence, both individually and collectively. Gardini and Lambert dissect this process by bringing together wide-ranging case studies of the recent foreign policies of 11 key Latin American states. The line-up of distinguished contributors is impressive, and the result is a volume that subtly analyses the tradeoffs between ideology and pragmatism in regional policy making. The book will prove useful to academics and policy makers alike.' - Timothy J. Power, Director, Latin American Centre, University of Oxford

'One of the most valuable assets among the many of this book is the enduring quality of the overall framework that serves as the basis for analysis throughout the volume.' - David Scott Palmer, Professor of International Relations, Boston University


Contents

Introduction: Ideology and Pragmatism in Latin American Foreign Policy - Gian Luca Gardini and Peter Lambert * Latin American Foreign Policies between Ideology and Pragmatism: A Framework for Analysis - Gian Luca Gardini * Pragmatism, Ideology and Tradition in Chilean Foreign Policy since 1990 - Joaquín Fermandois * Brazilian Foreign Policy: Causal Beliefs in Formulation and Pragmatism in Practice - Miriam Gomes Saraiva * Dancing between Superpowers: Ideology, Pragmatism and Drift in Paraguayan Foreign Policy - Peter Lambert * Argentine Foreign Policy under the Kirchners: Ideological, Pragmatic or simply Peronist? - Andres Malamud * From Obscurity to Center Stage: The Architectonics of Bolivia's Foreign Policy - Larry Birns and Alex Sanchez * Pragmatism and Ideology in the Foreign Policy of Peru - Ronald Bruce St John * The Continuing Pull of the Polar Star: Colombian Foreign Relations in the Post-Cold War Era - Stephen Randal * Venezuelan Foreign Policy under Chávez: The Pragmatic Success of Revolutionary Ideology? - Diana Raby * Defying Expectations: The External Profile and Activism of the Cuban Revolution - Antoni Kapcia * Nicaragua's Pragmatic Ideologues - David Close * Mexico's Foreign Policy Under The Partido Acción Nacional: Promoting Democracy, Human Rights, and Interests - Ana Covarrubias * Unity and Diversity in Latin American Visions of Regional Integration - Gian Luca Gardini * Conclusions - Gian Luca Gardini and Peter Lambert


Authors

DR.GIAN LUCA GARDINI Lecturer in International Relations and Latin American Politics at the University of Bath, UK.
 
DR.PETER LAMBERT Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Latin American Studies at the University of Bath, UK.