Addicted to Failure: U.s. Security Policy in Latin America And the Andean Region (Latin American Silhouettes) epub | fb2 | djvu
ISBN: 0742540979
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Book title: Addicted to Failure: U.s. Security Policy in Latin America And the Andean Region (Latin American Silhouettes)
Format: ePub | fb2 | DJVU
Pages: 394
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Language: English
Category: Humanities Books
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For supplementary documentation and useful websites, click here. This perceptive book critically explores why the United States continues to pursue failed policies in Latin America. What elements of the U.S. and Latin American political systems have allowed the Cold War, the war on drugs, and the war on terror to be conflated? Why do U. policies ostensibly designed to promote the rule of law, human rights, and democracy instead contribute to widespread corruption, erosion of government authority, human rights violations, and increasing destabilization? Why have the war on drugs and the war on terror neither reduced narcotics trafficking nor increased citizen security in Latin America? Why do Latin American governments, the European Union, and U. policymakers often work at cross-purposes when they all claim to be committed to "democratization" and "development" in the region? Leading scholars answer these questions by detailing the nature of U. economic and security strategies in Latin America and the Andean region since 1990. They analyze the impacts and responses to these strategies by policymakers, political leaders, and social movements throughout the region, explaining how programs often generate or exacerbate the very problems they were intended to solve. Reviewing official policy and its defenders and critics alike, this indispensable book focuses on the reasons for the failure of U. policies and their disastrous significance for Latin America and the United States alike. Contributions by: Adrian Bonilla, Pilar Gaitan, Monica Herz, Kenneth Lehman, Brian Loveman, Enrique Obando, Orlando J. Perez, Eduardo Pizarro, Philipp Schonrock-Martinez, and Juan Gabriel Tokatlian"For supplementary documentation and useful websites, click here. policymakers often work at cross-purposes when they all claim to be committed to "democratization" and "development" in the region? Leading scholars answer these questions by detailing the nature of U. Perez, Eduardo Pizarro, Philipp Schonrock-Martinez, and Juan Gabriel Tokatlian"

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