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The Resurgence of United States Political Development Assistance to Latin America in the 1980s

Thomas Carothers

in The International Dimensions of Democratization

Second edition

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780199243754
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600333 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199243751.003.0005

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 The Resurgence of United States Political Development Assistance to Latin America in the 1980s

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The surprisingly wide variety of US political development assistance programmes in Latin America prompts a number of questions, which are addressed in this chapter. First, what did the many different programmes actually consist of? Second, what methods did the programmes employ? Third, what was the relationship between the democracy assistance programmes of the 1980s and the general characteristics of the Reagan administration's policies towards Latin America? Fourth, what were the objective results of these policies in terms of contribution to the democratization trend in Latin America?

Keywords: democratization; development assistance; Latin America

Chapter.  8000 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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