Andes in Focus

Andes in Focus : Security, Democracy, and Economic Reform

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How can a region roiled by political strife, civil war, illicit drug trafficking, and dismal economic performance achieve political stability and support economic growth? The Andes in Focus addresses this question with an in-depth look at the complex factors underlying the present volatile situation. The authors offer detailed analyses of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela, as well as examinations of U.S. policies with regard to the Andes. The result is a detailed but accessible study of current political, economic, and security issues in a beleaguered region.
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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 146.05 x 222.25 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • Boulder, CO, United States
  • English
  • 158826307X
  • 9781588263070
  • 3,244,512

Table of contents

Introduction: The Pursuit of Stability in the Andes - R. Crandall. Colombia: Staving Off Partial Collapse - J. Sweig and M. McCarthy. Bolivia: Democracy under Pressure - R. Orias. Peru: The Trauma of Post Democratic Consolidation - R. Orias. Venezuela: Revolutionary Changes under Chavez - J.C. Sainz. Ecuador: Democracy and Economy in Crisis - F. Rivera Velez and F. Ramirez Gallegos. U.S. Policy in the Andes: Commitments and Commitment Traps - M. Williams. From Drugs to Security: A New U. S. Policy Toward Colombia - R. Crandall. Conclusion: The Andean Crisis in Context - R. Roett.
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Contributes a much needed and comprehensive understanding of the Andean region.... both the country cases and the policy chapters are uniformly excellent. - Waltrud Q. Morales, University of Central Florida
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