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Pathways to Peace, Progress, and Public Goods: Rethinking Regional Hegemony

Abstract The purpose of this dissertation is to study not only relations between Latin America and the United States, but also Latin American states with each other. It specifically aims to examine the extent to which the United States, the principal hegemonic power in the Americas, can play a constructive role by providing regional public goods. These goods include conflict resolution and economic progress. Although the United States has the potential to create such goods, it also has the potential to create public bads in the form of regional instability, political terror, and economic stagnation. This raises two fundamental research questions: Under what conditions can Washington play a positive role and if these conditions cannot be met, under w... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Ripley, Charles G. (Author) / Doty, Roxanne L (Advisor) / Stoner, Lynn (Committee member) / Simon, Sheldon (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject International relations / Latin American studies / Political Science / Conflict resolution / Diplomacy / Latin America / Regionalization / U.S. foreign policy / Venezuela
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 289 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Political Science 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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