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Regional mechanisms and international security in Latin America /
edited by Olga Pellicer.
imprint
Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, c1998.
description
xi, 159 p. ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9280809679
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imprint
Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, c1998.
isbn
9280809679
general note
"UNUP-967"--T.p. verso.
Chiefly papers, translated from the Spanish, presented at a seminar, sponsored by the United Nations University and the Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, held in Cuernavaca, Mexico, May, 1994.
catalogue key
2233553
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Summaries
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A great diversity of points of view on international security, one of the most current subjects in the area of international relations, coexist in Latin America and the Caribbean. This region is immersed in an interesting debate in which reticence and enthusiasm coexist and confront themselves in order to enlarge the functions of regional mechanisms of security, or to evaluate experiences acquired either through UN action or recent tendencies of the Security Council. The center of debate is also found in the impossible to ignore role of the United States. Does the end of the Cold War modify the U.S. interests in Latin America in the field of security? Should existing mechanisms of collective security in the region be strengthened? Or should new alternatives be found? How far is a shared agenda for security, not only with the United States but also between the countries in Latin America itself, and among them and the Caribbean, possible or desirable? How acceptable are the new tendencies of the multilateral organizations in the field of security of the countries in the region? These are some of the questions that this book deals with from different points of view. It presents a new perspective on the contemporary debate over international security in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Unpaid Annotation
Many diverse points of view on international security coexist in Latin America and the Caribbean. This region is immersed in a heated debate over the functions of regional security mechanisms. Controversy also surrounds the regional role of the United States. Has the end of the Cold War modified the US security interests in Latin America? Should existing mechanisms of collective security in the region be strengthened? Or should new alternatives be found? How far is a shared agenda for security, not only with the United States but also between the countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, possible or desirable?
Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Frequently Used Acronyms
Introductionp. 1
Concepts of International Security in Latin America and the Caribbean Since the End of the Cold War
Cooperative Hemispheric Security after the Cold Warp. 10
Latin America and the New Challenges for a New International Security Regime in the Post-Cold War Periodp. 45
New Trends in International Security in the Caribbean Basinp. 55
Case-Study: The United Nations and the Organization of American States in Central America
The United Nations and the Consolidation of Peace in Central Americap. 69
The Problem of Hemispheric Security: The OAS and Informal Mechanisms in Latin America
Regional Mechanisms for the Maintenance of Peace and Security in the Western Hemispherep. 93
The Rio Group and Regional Security in Latin Americap. 112
International Organizations and Human Security in Latin Americap. 131
Global Trends in International Collective Security
New Trends in International Collective Security: Doubts and Uncertaintiesp. 146
Contributorsp. 159
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