Courses: Latin American Studies | Sociology of Globalization | Global Studies
This collection provides new information and analytical perspectives on how the forces of globalization and regional integration are altering the basic nature of interactions between the states, non-state actors and peoples of the Americas. The authors examine and assess the effects of the United States government's doctrines of unilateralism and preemptive action on Inter-American relations; they analyze the role of civil society and non-state actors such as transnational companies, non-governmental organizations, and new political movements in the relations between the states and societies of the Americas; and they reveal the extent to which the above processes and conditions are affecting economic, political, social, and cultural developments at the local level (and vice-versa).
Jorge Nef has published over 100 articles and chapters and is author or co-author of more than a dozen books. His main areas of interest are political economy and human security. He is a Professor and Director of Latin American Studies at the University of South Florida.
Harry E. Vanden teaches political science and Latin American Studies at the University of South Florida. In addition to writing numerous articles, he has published several books on inter-American relations, terrorism, globalization and new political movements in Latin America.