Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World
Edited by Jorge I Dominguez, Ana Covarrubias
Routledge – 2014 – 448 pages
This definitive overview of Latin America’s global engagement includes contributions from leading scholars across the world, with special attention to those in the United States and Latin American countries themselves. The Handbook opens with a consideration of the principal analytical approaches that are employed by scholars of Latin America. A next section examines the foreign policies of the larger countries of the region, with the following section focusing on key extraregional actors such as the United States, the European Union, Canada, and China. The volume next examines regional organizations and institutions, both political and economic. A substantial section of the book then addresses key issues central to understanding the international relations of Latin America and those who act in these issue areas. Concluding the volume are the critical reflections of several key practitioners, policymakers, and leaders.
The focus of every chapter is an analytical survey of the state of the discipline, highlighting emerging and cutting-edge themes, key concerns, analytical perspectives, and salient findings. The authors point toward avenues for future research on each topic, making the volume especially well-suited as a guide for researchers on Latin America.
The Routledge Handbook of Latin America in the World is a must-have reference for academics, researchers, and students in the fields of Latin American politics, international relations, and area specialists of all regions of the world.
Jorge I. Domínguez is Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico, vice provost for international affairs, special advisor for international studies to the dean of the faculty of arts and sciences, and chairman of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies at Harvard University. A past president of the Latin American Studies Association and a past board chairman of the Latin American Scholarship Program of American Universities, he currently serves on the editorial boards of Political Science Quarterly, Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica, Cuban Studies, Foro internacional, and Journal of Cold War Studies.
Ana Covarrubias is a faculty member of the Centre for International Studies of El Colegio de México. She obtained her BA in International Relations from El Colegio de México, and an MPhil/DPhil from the University of Oxford. She teaches Latin American international relations, theory of international relations, US and Canadian foreign policy, and Mexican foreign policy. Her research focuses on Mexican foreign policy, especially Mexican-Cuban relations, and she has some work on human rights and foreign policy.