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978-1-4985-1958-8 • Hardback • January 2017 • $129.00 • (£99.00)
978-1-4985-1959-5 • eBook • January 2017 • $122.50 • (£95.00)
Brian Fonseca is director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University.
Eduardo A. Gamarra is professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University.
1. Culture and the Formation of National Security
2. Venezuela: Between Tradition and Ideology
3. Colombia: Ungoverned Territory and the Proliferation of Non-State Actors
4. Peru: The Impact of Culture on Peruvian Identity and Security
5. Bolivia: Beggar on a Throne of Gold
6. Chile: Democratic Tradition, Institutionalization, and Organization
7. Argentina: National Security or In-security Policy?
8. Brazil: Security and Identity in Latin America
9. Panama: The Preeminence of Geography and the Transit Route
10. Honduras: New Actors and Strategic Culture in Contemporary Honduras
11. Cuba: Culture and National Security Post-Revolution
12. Haiti: Caught in a Predatory State
13. Dominican Republic: Defending Against Foreign Influence
Fonseca and Gamarra’s focus on strategic culture provides a useful analytic guide for understanding what drives Latin American security policy. Scholars and practitioners alike will find the authors’ insights valuable.
— Gregory Weeks, University of North Carolina, Charlotte