For the past century, international organizations have been a central part of inter-American relations and diplomatic history, often serving as important political mechanisms for confronting a host of multilateral issues affecting the United States and the other American and Commonwealth states that constitute the Western Hemisphere. This book provides a balanced and up-to-date analysis of inter-American organizations with more than 400 entries covering all of the regional economic, political, and security organizations along with the major leaders, key historical events, and significant trends in inter-American relations. Most entries deal with the nature and role of inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), but there is also a section on non-governmental organizations (NGOs) active in the region. Historical coverage runs from the early 1800s and the beginning of Latin American independence, through the early post-Cold War period. Features a historical overview of the organizations, chronology, bibliography, and nine appendixes, including the Charter of the Organization of American States.
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 617 g
Dimensions: 223 x 146 x 28 mm
...the dictionary entries themselves are well-written and cogent summaries of key dates, events, and people related to the entry item...the introduction provides a very thorough narrative summary of the development of inter-American organizations, universal organizations, and the role played by each in the political and economic events in this hemisphere since the Second World War...an excellent addition to any library supporting research and teaching in Latin American studies. * Salalm Newsletter *
...exhaustive. * Reference and Research Book News *