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Civil Society and the Summit of the Americas: The 1998 Santiago Summit

Richard Feinberg and Robin Rosenberg, editors
 
ISBN: 978-1-57454-074-1
$35.00
1999/750 pages
Distributed for the North-South Center Press

DESCRIPTION

The Summit of the Americas process, which began at the Miami Summit in 1994, has created unprecedented opportunities for the involvement of civil society actors in decisionmaking and the implementation of important initiatives in the social, economic, and political life of the Western Hemisphere. This volume documents the wide-ranging involvement of non-governmental and other sectors in the Summit of the Americas II, held in Santiago, Chile, in April 1998. It brings together the contributions of civil society actors to the planning process for Santiago and evaluates progress in implementation of Summit of the Americas initiatives. On issues from free trade and economic integration to corruption, drug trafficking, and the elimination of poverty and discrimination, it chronicles an emerging architecture of cooperation that has made the Summit of the Americas process the primary vehicle of inter-American relations.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Richard E. Feinberg is professor of political economy and director of the APEC Study Center, University of California, San Diego. He has written Summitry of the Americas. Robin L. Rosenberg is deputy director of the Dante B. Fascell North-South Center, University of Miami. His publications include Spain and Central America: Democracy and Foreign Policy.

CONTENTS

  • OFFICIAL SUMMIT DOCUMENTS AND SPEECHES.
  • Declaration of Santiago. Plan of Action of Santiago. Proposed Agenda for the Summit of the Americas. Eduardo Frei-Ruiz Tagle. William J. Clinton. Fernando Henrique Cardoso. James D. Wolfensohn. Enrique V. Iglesias. Madeleine K. Albright. César Gaviria. José Miguel Insulza. Juan Martabit. George A.O. Alleyne.
  • PREPATORY WORK BY REGIONAL ORGANIZATIONS.
  • The Organization of American States. Pan American Health Organization.
  • PROPOSALS FROM NONGOVERNMENTAL SECTORS.
  • From Talk to Action: How Summits Can Help Forge a Western Hemispheric Community of Prosperous Democracies—The Leadership Council for Inter-American Summitry.
  • Working Papers—Felipe Agüero. Cristina B. Cunico. Manuel Lasaga. Jeffrey M. Puryear, Ana MarRa Andraca, and Marcela Gajardo. S. Jacob Scherr and Robert K. Watson. Colleen S. Morton. Luigi Manzetti. Eduardo A. Gamarra.
  • EDUCATION: THE KEY TO PROGRESS.
  • The Future at Stake: Report of the Task Force on Education, Equity, and Economic Competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean—Partnership for Educational Revitalization in the Americas (PREAL), Inter-American Dialogue, Corporation for Development Research.
  • Improving Education: A Comparison of Recommendations on Education in the Plan of Action from the Santiago Summit and the Report of the PREAL Task Force on Education, Equity, and Economic Competitiveness in the Americas—PREAL.
  • Hemisphere at a Crossroads: Education and Human Capital for the Information Age—Caribbean/Latin American Action.
  • PRESERVING AND STRENGTHENING DEMOCRACY AND HUMAN RIGHTS.
  • Establishing an Effective Government—Civil Society Dialogue-Esquel Group Foundation.
  • Civil Society Participation in the Summit of the Americas—Nola Kate Seymoar.
  • Social Capital and Civil Society—Damián J. Fernández.
  • The Indigenization of Latin America—Kathleen R. Martin.
  • Signposts Toward Building a Hemispheric Community—Patricia L. Price.
  • Recommendations Concerning Corruption to the SIRG Ministers for the Summit of the Americas—Transparency International USA (TI USA).
  • Workshop on the Role of Public Participation in Development Actions and Eradication of Poverty within the Framework of the Summit of the Americas—TI USA.
  • ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND FREE TRADE.
  • Comercio y Desarrollo Sustenable: Recomendaciones de la Sociedad Civil para la Integración Hemisférica—Red Nacional de Acción Ecológica and National Wildlife Federation.
  • Free Trade in the Americas: Fulfilling the Promise of Miami and Santiago—Ambler Moss and Steven Lande.
  • Santiago: Launching the FTAA: Report to the San José Trade Ministerial—Ambassador Julius Katz and Robert Fisher.
  • Declaration by Non-Governmental Organizations of the Hemisphere on the Occasion of the IV Ministerial of the Free Trade Area of the Americas—NGOs.
  • Launching Negotiations for the Formation of a "Free Trade Area of the Americas"—Caribbean/Latin American Action.
  • Promoting Transparency Through the FTAA Process—TI USA.
  • The Importance of Transparency in Government Procurement—TI USA.
  • Universal Elements of Sound Procurement Systems—TI USA.
  • ERADICATION OF POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION.
  • Propuesta de Afroamerica XXI ante el Taller de Participación Pública en Acciones de Desarrollo de la Erradicación de la Pobreza y la Discriminación en la Cumbre de las Américas—Michael John Franklin.
  • Communique: To the Second Summit of the Americas in Santiago, Chile—The Inter-American Dialogue and The International Center for Research on Women.
  • Women's Rights and Opportunities in Latin America: Problems and Prospects—Mala N. Htun.
  • GENERAL PROPOSALS.
  • Toward the Santiago Summit of the Americas: Policy Options Resulting from Regional Civil Society Consultations—Odette Langlais.
  • Partnership Between Government and Civil Society: The Summit of the Americas—Corporación PARTICIPA.
  • Globalización y Orden Internacional—Francisco Rojas Aravena.
  • Final Declaration of the Summit: Peoples' Summit of the Americas—Western Hemisphere NGOs.
  • Alternatives for the Americas: Building a Peoples' Hemispheric Agreement—Alliance for Responsible Trade, Common Frontiers, Red Chile por una Iniciciativa de los Pueblos, Red Mexicana de Acción Frente al Libre Comercio, and Réseau Québécois sur l'Intégration Continentale.
  • POST-SANTIAGO EVALUATIONS.
  • The Leadership Council for Inter-American Summitry. Transparency International USA. Esquel Group Foundation.
  • APPENDIXES: Summit Correspondence. Participating Organizations. Index.