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The Resource Brazil, the United States, and the South American subsystem : regional politics and the absent empire

Brazil, the United States, and the South American subsystem : regional politics and the absent empire

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Brazil, the United States, and the South American subsystem : regional politics and the absent empire
Title
Brazil, the United States, and the South American subsystem
Title remainder
regional politics and the absent empire
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Language
eng
Summary
"The United States has often acted as an empire in Latin America. Nevertheless, there has been an obvious dissimilarity between U.S. actions in South America and U.S. actions in the rest of Latin America, which is illustrated by the fact that the United States never sent troops to invade a South American country. While geographic distance and strategic considerations may have played a role, they provide at best incomplete explanations for the U.S.'s relative absence south of Panama. The fact that the United States has had a distinct pattern of interactions with South America is thus not captured by the typical concept of Latin America. In Brazil, the United States, and the South American Subsystem: Regional Politics and the Absent Empire, Carlos Gustavo Poggio Teixeira recuperates the virtually neglected literature on regional subsystems. In so doing, Teixeira maintains that researchers of inter-American relations would greatly benefit from a characterization reflecting actual regional realities more than entrenched preconceptions. Such a characterization involves subdividing the Western Hemisphere in two regional subsystems: North and South America. This subdivision allows for uncovering regional dynamics that can help explain the U.S.'s limited interference in South American affairs compared to the rest of Latin America. This book argues that the role of Brazil as a status quo regional power in South America is the key to understanding this phenomenon. Through a historical analysis focusing on specific cases spanning three centuries, this research demonstrates that Brazil, regardless of particular domestic settings, has deliberately affected the calculations of costs and benefits of a more significant US involvement in South America. While in the past Brazil has taken actions that resulted in increasing the benefits of the U.S.'s limited involvement in South America, in more recent times it has sought to increase the costs of a more significant U.S. presence. Teixeira then considers some of the theoretical and political implications of the framework laid out by this research. Brazil, the United States, and the South American Subsystem is a groundbreaking investigation of U.S.-Latin American relations and the politics of imperialism."--Publisher's website
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Teixeira, Carlos Gustavo Poggio
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • United States
  • Brazil
  • United States
  • South America
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Brazil, the United States, and the South American subsystem : regional politics and the absent empire
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-163) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The Regional Subsystemic Approach -- The South American Subsystem -- The Monroe Doctrine and the Early Developments of a South American Subsystem -- The United States and the South American Subsystem During the Cold War: The Case of Chile -- Negotiating the FTAA: The South American Subsystem After the Cold War -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn874938899
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 169 p.
Isbn
9780739192771
Label
Brazil, the United States, and the South American subsystem : regional politics and the absent empire
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-163) and index
Contents
Introduction -- The Regional Subsystemic Approach -- The South American Subsystem -- The Monroe Doctrine and the Early Developments of a South American Subsystem -- The United States and the South American Subsystem During the Cold War: The Case of Chile -- Negotiating the FTAA: The South American Subsystem After the Cold War -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn874938899
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
viii, 169 p.
Isbn
9780739192771

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