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978-1-4985-0674-8 • Hardback • July 2015 • $140.00 • (£108.00)
978-1-4985-0675-5 • eBook • July 2015 • $133.00 • (£102.00)
Bruce M. Bagley is professor of international studies at the University of Miami.
Magdalena Defort is a scholar and researcher of international studies at the University of Miami.
Chapter 1: A Guide to ALBA: What is the Bolivarian Alternative to the Americas and What Does It Do? Joel D. Hirst and Chistopher Sabatini
Chapter 2: New Philosophy and Socialism of the 21st Century John W. Murphy
Chapter 3: Chávez and ALBA David Adams and Phil Gunson
Chapter 4: Political And Ideological Aspects Of The Alianza Bolivariana Para Los Pueblos De Nuestra América - Tratado De Comercio De Los Pueblos (ALBA - TCP): Viability and Sustainability?
Chapter 5: ALBA: Ideology overcomes integration? Josette Altmann Borbón
Chapter 6: Neo-Bolivarian Challenges: Cuba and Venezuela and Their Foreign Policies Magdalena Defort
Chapter 7: Morales’ Bolivia and ALBA Marten W. Brienen
Chapter 8: ALBA and Petro-Caribe: Successes and a Paradoxical Failure of Venezuelan Soft Power in the Caribbean Anthony P. Maingot
Chapter 9: ALBA and Central America: Nicaraguan Integration and Sub-Regional Mistrust Cristina Eguizábal
Chapter 10: The Post- Washington Consensus Regional Integration in South America Convergence and Divergence in ALBA and UNASUR: A Comparative Perspective Khatchik DerGhougassian
Chapter 11: Military Geometry of ALBA: Venezuela’s Armed Forces, Terrorism, and Revolutionary Islam Magdalena Defort
Chapter 12: UNASUR: Constructing the South American Identity Marcela Ganem
Chapter 13: The South American Defense Council vis a vis ALBA: Dilemmas and Contradictions of the New Security Diplomacy Raúl Benítez Manaut and Rut Diamint
Chapter 14: ALBA and Economic Regionalization in Latin America Roberto Domínguez
Chapter 15: ALBA-TCP: A Viable and Sustainable Alternative? Marcela Anzola-Gil
Chapter 16: The Bolivarian Alliance and the United States of America – Incompatible Ideas Joel D. Hirst
Chapter 17: Russia and ALBA: A Marriage of Convenience Vladimir Rouvinski
Chapter 18: Europe and the New Latin America. Spanish Perception of New Trends in South American Security and Integration: Focus on ALBA Joaquín Roy
Chapter 19: Chinese Engagement with the ALBA Countries: A Relationship of Mutual Convenience? R. Evan Ellis
The book edited by M.Defort and B.Bagley is the first comprehensive integral analysis of ALBA and its results are exhaustive and excellent. The editors have assembled an impressive array of international scholars to examine thoroughly ALBA’s national and geopolitical dimensions. This regional alliance is seen within the context of regional and global challenges. The authors managed splendidly to trace historical and ideological roots of ALBA and to present a whole picture of its successes and failures. It is a well written, well-organized and highly detailed vision of different aspects of ALBA’s history and contemporaneity, and it would be an invaluable source for readers interested in international relations, the development of the New Left in Latin America and integration issues.
— Victor Jeifets