Talons of the Eagle Latin America, the United States, and the World

ISBN-10: 0199856958
ISBN-13: 9780199856954
Edition: 4th 2013
Authors: Peter H. Smith
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List price: $56.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 12/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 9.20" wide x 6.10" long x 0.90" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Timely and topical, Talons of the Eagle: Latin America, the United States, and the World, Fourth Edition, presents an eminent scholar's perspective on the interaction between global trends and inter-American affairs - a subject that has become crucially important in our recent history. Ratherthan concentrating solely on U.S. policy, Peter H. Smith uniquely addresses the structural relationships between the two regions by focusing on international systems, the distribution of power, and the perception and pursuit of national interests. Throughout, this provocative text casts light onsuch contemporary issues as economic integration, drug trafficking, undocumented migration, and the rise of Latin America's "new left." It also analyzes Latin American reactions and responses to the U.S. - and to the rest of the world - in these complex and troubling times.

Peter H. Smith is Associate Professor of Music Theory at the University of Notre Dame.

Preface
Introduction Global Politics and U.S.-Latin American Relations
Analytical Tools
Concepts of Power
Overview
Caveats and Limitations
The Imperial Era
The European Game
European Rivalry in the New World
Imperial Order: The Rules of the Game
Enter the United States
U.S. Imperialism I: Territorial Expansion
Pocketbook Diplomacy
Military Conquest
Eyes upon Cuba
U.S. Imperialism II: Commercial Empire
A Sphere of One's Own: The Pan-American Community
Obtaining John Bull's Acquiescence
Securing the Caribbean
Spanish-Cuban-American War
Taking Panama
Recipe for Intervention
Questions for Review
The Gospel of Democracy
Roles of Ideology
The Meanings of Manifest Destiny
Obstacles to Democracy
History and Character
The Problem of Race
Intervention for Democracy
Taking Sides: The Mexican Revolution
The Dominican Republic (1916-1924)
Nicaragua (1909-1925)
Haiti (1915-1934)
Promoting Democracy?
Questions for Review
Latin America: Responses to Imperialism
The Bolivarian Dream
External Powers
Pax Britannica?
Opposition to Pan Americanism
Hispanidad and Francophilia
Rivalry and Subregional Hegemony
Argentina's Manifest Destiny
God Is a Brazilian
Doctrines and Diplomacy
Cultures of Resistance
Mexico: War and Invasion
Cuba: Inside the Monster
Nicaragua: Origins of Sandinismo
Continental Solidarity
In Retrospect
Questions for Review
Mr. Roosevelt's Neighborhood
Crucibles: Nicaragua and Cuba
Nicaragua, 1927-1933
Cuba, 1929-1933
The Good Neighbor Policy: Political Dimensions
Cuba, 1933-1936
The Good Neighbor Policy: Economic Dimensions
Applying Leverage
Extending Assistance?
The Good Neighbor Policy: Ideological Dimensions
Sizing Up the Neighborhood
Questions for Review
The Cold War
Closing Ranks
United States as Superpower
Cold War: The Rules of the Game
The Cold War in Latin America
Courting Dictators
Cleaning House
The Nixon Trip
Questions for Review
Making Friends
Social Science, Ideology, and Foreign Policy
The Alliance for Progress
Forming the Alliance
Requiem for Failed Expectations
Holding the Line: Dictators as Friends
Questions for Review
Crushing Enemies
Intervention in Guatemala
Cuba, Castro, and the Bay of Pigs
The Dominican Invasion
Chile: Allende Overthrown
The Seizure of Grenada
Central America: The Contra War
El Salvador
Nicaragua
On U.S. Interventions
Questions for Review
Latin America: Fighting the Cold War
The Socialist Path
Parties and Elections
Guerrilla Movements
Revolutionary States
The Anticommunist Crusade
Deliverance for Dictatorship
National Security Doctrines
Human Rights and the United States
Seeking a Third Way
A New International Economic Order?
Nonalignment and Foreign Policy
From Contadora to Esquipulas
Legacies of War
Questions for Review
Globalization and War
The 1990s: Hegemony and Geoeconomics
Aftermath of the Cold War
Rearrangements of Power
Hegemony by Default?
Toward a New Economic Agenda
The Washington Consensus
North American Free Trade
From NAFTA to FTAA?
Summitry and Setbacks
Geoeconomics: The Rules of the Game
Questions for Review
Latin America: Playing the Geoeconomic Game
Narrowing Options
Twilight of Revolution?
Forms of Economic Integration
Trading Around
Joining with the North
Subregional Integration
Hubs and Spokes
The Outside World
The European Campaign
The Asia Card
The Problem of Asymmetrical Significance
Legacies of Neoliberal Reform
Protest and Resistance
Policy Debates
Questions for Review
Post 9/11: The War on Terror
Unleashing War
Concurrent Developments
Obama's Wars
Exiting Iraq
Afghanistan
War on Terror: The Rules of the Game
Two-Level Games
George Bush and Latin America
Regime Change and Democracy
Obama and Latin America
Cuba (Again)
Coup in Honduras
Questions for Review
Latin America: Seizing Opportunities
The Political Context
The New Left
The Burial of FTAA
Latin America Divided
Mexico: Fox and Calder�n
Brazil: Lula and Dilma
Venezuela: The One and Only Hugo
The Rest of the World
Europe
Japan
China
Iran?
Economic Growth and Change
Pulling Away from the United States?
The Benefits of Inattention
Questions for Review
Dilemmas of Immigration
Immigration in Long-Term Perspective
Trends in U.S. Policy
Crisis in Haiti
The Post-9/11 Environment
Immigration and National Security
Immigration Under Obama
Questions for Review
Drug Trafficking, Drug Wars
Production and Supply
Sources of Supply
Dimensions of Demand
Policies and Wars
The Clinton Years
The Bush Era
Obama: Rhetoric or Reality?
Crisis in Mexico
Retrospect: Impacts on Latin America
Prospect: Debates over Policy
Questions for Review
Reflections
Debating U.S. Policy
Varieties of Realism: Conservative and Progressive
The Relevance of Latin America
Confronting the Policy Process
Presidential Prerogatives
Bureaucratic Wrangling
Engaging the Public
Partisan Polarization
Getting from Here to There
Back to the Future
Questions for Review
Conclusion: Structure and Change in U.S.-Latin American Relations
Looking Back: Summation
Looking Back: Analysis
Explaining U.S. Policies
Understanding Latin American Responses
Differentiating Latin America
Looking Ahead: What Next?
A Guide to Further Reading
Index

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