US National Security Concerns in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Concept of Ungoverned Spaces and Failed States (Hardcover)

US National Security Concerns in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Concept of Ungoverned Spaces and Failed States By G. Prevost (Editor), H. Vanden (Editor), C. Campos (Editor) Cover Image

US National Security Concerns in Latin America and the Caribbean: The Concept of Ungoverned Spaces and Failed States (Hardcover)

By G. Prevost (Editor), H. Vanden (Editor), C. Campos (Editor)


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In this edited volume, scholars from Latin America and the United States will analyze how US foreign policy making circles have applied the concepts to the creation of new US security initiatives in the Latin American region during the post September 11, 2001 era.
Gary Prevost is Professor in the Department of Political Science, St. John's University/College of Saint Benedict, Minnesota, USA. He received his PhD in political science from the University of Minnesota and has published widely on Latin America and Spain. His books include "Politics of Latin America - The Power Game and Democracy" and "Socialism in Sandinista Nicaragua," co-authored with Harry E. Vanden; "The 1990 Nicaraguan Elections and Their Aftermath," co-edited with Vanessa Castro; "The Undermining of the Sandinista Revolution," co-edited with Harry E. Vanden;" Cuba: A Different America," co-edited with Wilber Chaffee; "The Bush Doctrine and Latin America," co-edited with Carlos Oliva Campos; "Revolutionaries to Politicians," co-edited with David Close and Kalatowie Deonandan; and "United States-Cuban Relations - A Critical History," co-authored with Esteban Morales, in addition to numerous articles and book chapters on Nicaragua and Spanish politics. His research on Latin America has been supported by a number of grants, including a Fulbright Central American Republics Award.

Harry E. Vanden, Professor at the University of South Florida, USA, has worked and lived in several Latin American countries. A Fulbright Scholar in Peru and later in Brazil (2007), he has published more than 40 scholarly articles, numerous book chapters and fourteen books, including "Latin America: An Introduction" (Oxford University Press, 2011) and "Politics of Latin America: the Power Game" (4nd ed., Oxford University Press, 2012), co-authored with Gary Prevost, " Latin American Social Movements in the Twenty-First Century: Resistance, Power, And Democracy" (Roman and Littlefield, 2008) co-edited with Richard Stahler-Sholk and Glen Kuecker, chosen as a Choice 2009 Outstanding Academic Title, "Jose Carlos Mariategui: An Anthology of His Writings," translated and edited by Harry E. Vanden and Marc Becker. (New York: Monthly Review, 2011, and Kharagpur, India: Cornerstone Publications, 2013), and "Social Movements and Leftist Governments in Latin America," co-edited with Gary Prevost and Carlos Oliva (London: Zed Books, 2012).

Carlos Oliva Campos teaches philosophy and history at The University of Havana, Cuba. He formerly worked as a researcher at the Center for Study of the Americas and the Center for Study of the United States. For many years he served as executive director of the Association for the Unity of Our America, an NGO based in Havana. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Texas and John Hopkins University. He is the author, co-author and editor of numerous books including" The Bush Doctrine and Latin America" and "Panamericanism and Neo PanAmericanism: The View from Latin America" (with Gary Prevost);" La situacion actual en Cuba: desafios y alternativas, and Relaciones internacionales en America Central y el Caribe durante los anos 80.


Luis Fernando Ayerbe is a professor in the department of economics and the post-graduate program in international relations at the State University of Sao Paulo (UNESP), Brazil. He has also been a visiting researcher at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University and the University of Barcelona. He is the coordinator of the Institute for Economic and International Studies (IEEI), member of the Academic Board of the National Institute for Studies on the United States (INEU), member of the Board of Directors of the Regional Coordination for Economic and Social Research (CRIES) and associate member of the Center of Studies on Contemporary Culture (CEDEC). He was a visiting scholar at Harvard University and at Barcelona's Autonomous University. His book "'Los Estados Unidos y la America Latina: la construccion de la hegemonia"" has won the 'Casa de las Americas' award.

Product Details ISBN: 9781137379511
ISBN-10: 1137379510
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: March 20th, 2014
Pages: 211
Language: English