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Inter-American Cooperation at a Crossroads

  • Gordon Mace
  • Andrew F. Cooper
  • Timothy M. Shaw

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Introduction

    1. Gordon Mace, Andrew F. Cooper, Timothy M. Shaw
      Pages 1-19
  3. A Changing Landscape

  4. Responding to Challenges

  5. The Effectiveness of Other Institutions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 169-169
    2. Marc Schelhase
      Pages 171-186
    3. Louis Bélanger, Richard Ouellet
      Pages 187-203
  6. Reconstructing a Regional System for the Americas

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Gordon Mace, Jean-Philippe Thérien
      Pages 261-274

About this book


Fifteen years after the first Summit of the Americas, the world and the Americas have changed enormously. Competing strategies for economic development and political representation have shattered the hemispheric consensus of the 1990s. This book analyzes these developments and points towards a future for inter-American co-operation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Gordon Mace
    • 1
  • Andrew F. Cooper
    • 2
    • 3
  • Timothy M. Shaw
    • 2
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Political Science and School of Advanced International StudiesUniversité LavalCanada
  2. 2.The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)Canada
  3. 3.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of WaterlooCanada
  4. 4.Institute of International RelationsUniversity of the West IndiesSt. AugustineTrinidad and Tobago

About the editors

JOSETTE ALTMAN BORBON is Regional Co-ordinator for International Co-operation in the General Secretariat of the Latin American Faculty of Social Science (FLACSO) and Professor of History and Political Science at the University of Costa Rica LOUIS BÉLANGER is Professor of International Relations in the Department of Political Science at Université Laval, Canada RUT DIAMINT is a Professor at Torcuato Di Tella University, Argentina and the University of Bologna, Italy DANIEL P. ERIKSON is Senior Associate for US Policy and Director of Caribbean Programs at the Inter-American Dialogue ANTONI ESTEVADEORDAL is Manager of the Integration and Trade Sector RICHARD FEINBERG is Professor of International Political Economy at the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies, University of California, USA NORMAN GIRVAN is Professorial Research Fellow at the UWI Graduate Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago JORGE HEINE holds the Chair in Global Governance at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, is Professor of Political Science at Wilfrid Laurier University and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada THOMAS LEGLER is Professor of International Relations at the Iberoamerican University of Mexico City THOMAS ANDREW O'KEEFE is the President of Mercosur Consulting Group, Ltd, Washington, D.C., USA RICHARD OUELLET is Associate Professor of International Economic Law at Laval University, Canada NICOLA PHILLIPS is Professor of Political Economy and Founding Director of the Political Economy Institute at the University of Manchester, UK MARC SCHELHASE is Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department, King's College London, UK, and Visiting Professor in the EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies Department at the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium KATI SUOMINEN is Trade Economist at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., USA JEAN-PHILIPPE THERIEN is Professor in the Department of Political Science of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the Université de Montréal, Canada DIANA TUSSIE heads the Department of International Relations at FLACSO, Argentina, and is Founding Director of the Latin American Trade Network (LATN).

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'This is a richly textured collection of original papers by prominent scholars identifying the central ambiguities, successes and failures of efforts to achieve inter-American cooperation. The essays, written to coincide with the Fifth Summit of the Americas, are engaging. The challenges offered to some prevailing paradigms are stimulating, making for excellent analyses of the issues.' Anthony T. Bryan, Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, DC, USA

'Comprehensive, intelligent, and current this work advances both the analysis and the cause of inter-American cooperation because it informs and illuminates the choices that governments and citizens face today.' Jorge I. Domínguez, Harvard University, USA

'This book highlights the real merits of good edited collections. It addresses an important and timely issue, brings together many of the leading authorities on that issue, organises their thinking in a coherent way, and sets the results of these deliberations before readers in a speedy fashion. Congratulations and thanks to Mace, Cooper and Shaw!' Tony Payne, University of Sheffield, UK

'This book is priceless to any professor of an international institution as a case-by-case scenario covering the contemporary debates about regionalization in Latin American.' - Itzel Barrera De Diego, Latin American Policy (2011, 2:2, pp.319-326)