Studies of the Americas

Cooperation and Hegemony in US-Latin American Relations

Revisiting the Western Hemisphere Idea

Authors: Tillman, Andrew

Editors: Scarfi, J. (Ed.)

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This edited volume revisits the idea of the Western Hemisphere. First articulated by Arthur P. Whitaker in 1954 but with origins in the earlier work of Herbert E. Bolton, it is the idea that "the peoples of this Hemisphere stand in a special relationship to one another which sets them apart from the rest of the word" (Whitaker, 1954). For most scholars of US-Latin American relations, this is a curious concept. They often conceptualize US-Latin American relations through the prism of realism and interventionism. While this volume does not deny that the United States has often acted as an imperial power in Latin America, it is unique in that it challenges scholars to re-think their preconceived notions of inter-American relations and explores the possibility of a common international society for the Americas, especially in the realm of international relations. Unlike most volumes on US-Latin American relations, the book develops its argument in an interdisciplinary manner, bringing together different approaches from disciplines including international relations, global and diplomatic history, human rights studies, and cultural and intellectual history.

About the authors

Juan Pablo Scarfi received his PhD in 2014 from the University of Cambridge, UK. He was a Visiting Scholar at University College London (Institute of the Americas), UK, and Columbia University, USA. He is the author of El imperio de la ley: James Brown Scott y la construcción de un orden jurídico interamericano (2014).

Andrew R. Tillman is a Senior Research Associate at the White House, USA.

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“This edited volume is one of several recent publications that demonstrate a renewed interest in the relationship between the US and Latin American states … . the volume provides a comprehensive, critical and easily accessible review of the Hemisphere idea that will be of interest to students of American international history, intellectual history in the Americas and Latin American international relations.” (Nicole Jenne, Revista De Ciencia Politica, Vol. 36 (2), 2016) 


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Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cooperation and Hegemony in US-Latin American Relations
Book Subtitle
Revisiting the Western Hemisphere Idea
Authors
Editors
  • J. Scarfi
Series Title
Studies of the Americas
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-51074-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137510747
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-51073-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 260
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