China in Latin America : The Whats and Wherefores
With China on the minds of many in Latin America - from politicians and union leaders to people on the street, from business students to senior bankers - a number of important questions arise. Why, for example, is China so rapidly expanding its ties with the region? What is the nature of the new connection, and how will it affect institutions, economic structures, politics, and society? R. Evan Ellis provides a comprehensive look at the character and impact of the developing PRC - Latin America relationship.Ellis examines how the relationship has taken on distinct characteristics in various subregions, considering the role of supplier-and-market countries such as Argentina and Brazil, China's cautious dance with populism as it seeks access to Andean oil, and the dominance of the Taiwan issue in China's dealings with Central America and the Caribbean. He also addresses the unique case of Cuba. Not least, his work sheds light on the implications of the China - Latin America relationship for conventional wisdom regarding globalization, development, and the links between economics and politics.
- Hardback | 300 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 589.67g
- 15 Apr 2009
- Lynne Rienner Publishers Inc
- Boulder, CO, United States
Table of contents
China's Expanding Ties with Latin America. Why China Is Interested in Latin America. Why Latin America Is Interested in China. The Southern Cone: Iron, Soy, Oil, and Customers. The Andes: Fishmeal, Oil, and Tenuous Alliances. Mexico, Central America, and the Carribean: Strategic Position and the Taiwan Card. Considering Latin America's Future.
"An essential guide for anyone interested in getting an up-to-date briefing on the origins and state of play in the burgeoning China - Latin America relationship." - Kevin P. Gallagher, Boston University"
About R. Evan Ellis
R. Evan Ellis is an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., where he focuses on Chinese trade and investment initiatives in Latin America and on security issues in the region. Dr. Ellis has published extensively, in both English and Spanish, on Latin American issues.