The New Regionalism and Collective Diplomacy in Latin America

  • Alicia Frohmann
Part of the The New Regionalism book series (NERE)


The case of Latin American political and economic collaborative initiatives is of special interest when discussing new regionalisms in the developing world because of the dramatic changes and notable results obtained during the decade between 1985 and 1995. In the mid-1980s, Latin America was a deeply fragmented region, with considerable degrees of political and armed conflict, with only weak intra-regional economic links. A decade later, this had changed radically: most of the region has been relatively pacified (even if strong social inequalities and many potential sources of conflict persist), and today’s levels of political consensus and economic integration were unheard of during previous stages of Latin American history.


Latin American Country Armed Conflict Reagan Administration Multilateral Negotiation Negotiate Settlement 
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