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Beyond the Eagle's Shadow: new histories of Latin America's cold war by
Call Number: 980.03 GARRBEYO2013 And Online
Publication Date: 2013-12-30
The dominant tradition in writing about U.S.-Latin American relations during the Cold War views the United States as all-powerful. That perspective, represented in the metaphor "talons of the eagle," continues to influence much scholarly work down to the present day. The goal of this collection of essays is not to write the United States out of the picture but to explore the ways Latin American governments, groups, companies, organizations, and individuals promoted their own interests and perspectives.
Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America by
Call Number: 980.03 DARNRIVA2014 And Online
Publication Date: 2014-05-21
Comparative study of the nature of conflict between Latin American states during the Cold War, provides a counterintuitive and shrewd explanation of why diplomacy does or doesn’t work. Specifically, he develops a theory that shows how the "parochial interests" of state bureaucracies can overwhelm national leaders’ foreign policy initiatives and complicate regional alliances.