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978-0-7425-4097-2 • Hardback • September 2006 • $132.00 • (£102.00)
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Brian Loveman is professor of political science and the Fred J. Hansen Chair for Peace Studies at San Diego State University.
Chapter 1: U.S. Security Policies in Latin America and the Andean Region, 1990–2006
Chapter 2: Plan Colombia and the Regional Andean Initiative: Lights and Shadows
Chapter 3: Regional Security Policy and U.S.-Venezuelan Relations
Chapter 4: U.S. Andean Policy, the Colombian Conflict, and Security in Ecuador
Chapter 5: A "Medicine of Death"? U.S. Policy and Political Disarray in Bolivia, 1985–2006
Chapter 6: U.S. Policy toward Peru: At Odds for Twenty Years
Chapter 7: Brazil, Andean Security, and U.S. Regional Security Policy
Chapter 8: The European Union and Security and Defense Policy in the Andean Region
Chapter 9: After Iraq: Next Colombia? The United States and (In)Security in South America
Brian Loveman and his collaborators combine to provide a valuable contribution, one that is enhanced by clear writing, ample referencing, and the high qualifications of all the contributors. . . . A hard-hitting analysis.
— David Scott Palmer, Boston University; Hispanic American Historical Review
[A] scathing and devastating indictment of the ways in which security policy has failed in almost every way imaginable. . . . From an analytical but also, importantly, pedagogical point of view, one of the strengths of Addicted to Failure is its emphasis on primary documents. The chapters are well bound together, not only thematically but also methodologically, bringing official policy statements and postures to the fore.
— Latin American Research Review
The story of the United States in Latin America has not changed for a century, just the terminology. The United States is still dumping Monsanto's 'Roundup' on the fields of poor farmers, now in the name of fighting 'narco-terrorism.' The United States is still training Latin American military officers in repression at Fort Benning, now in the name of spreading democracy and markets. The United States is still forging 'military-to-military ties,' only now it's part of the 'global war on terrorism.' Addicted to Failure brilliantly exposes the hypocrisy and deceit of U.S. security policy and imperialist activities in Latin America.
— Chalmers Johnson, author of The Sorrows of Empire
Provides readers with regional and country-specific analysis of U.S. policy in Latin America
Accompanying website provides a wealth of official policy documents and alternative analysis, making it easy for students and policymakers to access the primary materials upon which the book is based