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Argentina’s Foreign Policy: Domestic Politics and Democracy Promotion in the Americas

Ana Margheritis
Argentina’s Foreign Policy: Domestic Politics and Democracy Promotion in the Americas
ISBN: 978-1-935049-19-7
$57.00
2010/145 pages/LC: 2010010610
A FirstForumPress Book
"An innovative study of Argentine foreign policy.... Margheritis ably demonstrates how, through adhering to consistent principles of democracy promotion abroad, presidents are able to govern more effectively at home in the face of domestic instability and crisis."—David Pion-Berlin, University of California, Riverside

DESCRIPTION

Why would a state commit to foreign policy actions that do not appear to have relevance to its national interests? And what can we learn from Argentina’s extensive involvement in democracy promotion in the Americas? Addressing these related questions, Ana Margheritis explores the interaction of presidential power, regional issues, and domestic instability in the shaping of Argentina's foreign policy.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ana Margheritis is assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Florida. She is the editor of Latin American Democracies in the New Global Economy.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction.
  • Argentina's Foreign Policy in Historical and Regional Perspective.
  • Foreign Policy in Highly Unstable Contexts.
  • Promoting Democracy and Human Rights in Cuba.
  • Responding to Political Crises in South America.
  • Building Peace and Democratic Institutions in Haiti.
  • Conclusion.