Foreign Policy Toward Cuba: Isolation or Engagement?

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September 2005



Foreign Policy Toward Cuba is a timely exploration of the ways in which Cuba is understood in the Western Hemisphere. The book examines the depth of disagreement between different foreign policy-making communities, and the potential impacts of diverse national approaches--not just for Cuba, but for the whole Carribbean region.


Chapter 1 Isolate or Engage?: Divergent Approaches to Foreign Policy Toward Cuba Chapter 2 U.S. Policy toward Cuba: Trends and Transformation During the George W. Bush Administration Chapter 3 The US-Cuba Standoff: A Double Con? Chapter 4 Canada-Cuba Relations: Old Wine in New Bottles? Chapter 5 From Reasonable Steadiness to "from Crisis to Crisis": Mexico-Cuba Relations in the Post-Cold War Era Chapter 6 Cuba-CARICOM Relations Since 1972: Challenge and Change in Regional Cooperation Chapter 7 Carribean Community and Cuba Relations: Thirty Years Revisited Chapter 8 The Exile Ideology: Popular Culture and Boundary Maintenance in the Cuban Enclave Chapter 9 From Miami With Love: Transnational Political Activism in the Cuban Exile Community Chapter 10 The Cuba-United States Conflict: Notes for Reflection of the War Against Terrorism Chapter 11 Civil Society in Contemporary Cuba: U.S. Policy and the Cuban Reality Chapter 12 "Venceremos!" Castro's Discourse on Cuba's Foreign Policy Chapter 13 A Clash of Perspectives?: Some Conclusions About the "Cuba Problem"


Michele Zebich-Knos is professor in the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at Kennesaw State University. Heather N. Nichol is director of the Center for Canadian Studies at the University of West Georgia.


Since Castro's revolution, the United States has tried to overthrow, isolate, or undermine Cuba, while Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean have preferred engagement. Michele Zebich-Knos and Heather Nicol have assembled a superb group of scholars to describe the domestic causes and evaluate the international effects of these different approaches. This is an important book that takes a new approach to an old problem and emerges with a curious conclusion: neither confrontation nor engagement has worked. -- Robert A. Pastor, Professor and Director of the Center for North American Studies, American University The editors have assembled an extremely qualified group of scholars in the rich field of Cuban studies. Their treatments are balanced and authoritative and go beyond the Havana-Washington axis to cover the whole hemisphere. No other source provides such an exhaustive account of how Cuban-U.S. relations became and remain so contentious. -- Michael L. Conniff, Director of Global Studies at San Jose State University Much of it is useful, perceptive and timely, and the best of the contributions are very good, justifying the whole publication. Latin American Studies I highly recommend Foreign Policy toward Cuba: Isolation or Engagement? It should be required reading for anyone interested in foreign policy, international relations, Latin American studies, and politics in general. The Latin Americanist This is a wonderful exploration of the myriad facets of an increasingly important question. The book is comprehensive, well-written, and a useful resource for policy-makers and students. -- Kirk Bowman, Georgia Tech
EAN: 9780739112410
ISBN: 0739112414
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2005
Seitenanzahl: 285 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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