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Political Culture and Foreign Policy in Latin America
Case Studies from the Circum-Caribbean
Political Culture and Foreign Policy in Latin America
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Roland H. Ebel - Author
Raymond C. Taras - Author
James D. Cochrane - Author
SUNY Series in The Making of Foreign Policy: Theories and Issues
Price: $56.50 
Hardcover - 230 pages
Release Date: October 1991
ISBN10: 0-7914-0604-0
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0604-5

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Paperback - 230 pages
Release Date: September 1991
ISBN10: 0-7914-0605-9
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-0605-2

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Summary

"This is a well-written, comprehensive analysis of political culture and its impact on foreign policy. It's a welcome addition to the work being done on national belief systems, values, attitudes, and traditions and their impact on foreign policy-making processes. This book is what social science research is all about -- presentation and confirmation of useful middle-range theories. It is a good, solid piece of research that covers an important topic area." -- Steven Lamy, University of Southern California

This book explores the impact of Latin America's political culture on the international politics of the region. It offers a general account of traditional Iberian political culture while examining how relations among states in the hemisphere -- where the United States has been the central actor -- have evolved over time. The authors assess the degree of consistency between domestic and international political behavior. The assessments are supported by case studies.

"This is an excellent book that breaks new ground by focusing on the role of political culture in shaping foreign policy. The work is outstanding; it is a quality book of significant merit." -- Howard J. Wiarda, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

At Tulane University's Department of Political Science Roland H. Ebel is Associate Professor, Raymond Taras is Associate Professor, and James D. Cochrane is Professor.


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Table of Contents

Tables and Figures

Preface

1. Political Culture and the Making of Foreign Policy

2. Latin American Political Culture

3. Cultural Style and International Relations in Latin America

4. Political Culture and Foreign Policy in the Circum-Caribbean: The Democratic Cultures of Costa Rica and Venezuela

5. Alternating Monistic Systems and Foreign Policy: Colombia and Guatemala

6. Political Culture and Foreign Policy in Monistic Regimes: The Cases of Cuba and Nicaragua

7. Conclusions

Appendix

Index



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