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With contributions from leading experts, Culture and National Security in the Americas examines the most influential historical, geographic, cultural, political, economic, and military considerations shaping national security policies throughout the Americas. In this volume, contributors explore the actors and institutions responsible for perpetuating security cultures over time and the changes and continuities in contemporary national security policies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498519588
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Series: Security in the Americas in the Twenty-First Century Series
Pages: 346
Product dimensions: 6.28(w) x 9.32(h) x 1.22(d)

About the Author

Brian Fonseca is director of the Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy at Florida International University.

Eduardo A. Gamarra is professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University.

Table of Contents

1. Culture and the Formation of National Security
2. Venezuela: Between Tradition and Ideology
3. Colombia: Ungoverned Territory and the Proliferation of Non-State Actors
4. Peru: The Impact of Culture on Peruvian Identity and Security
5. Bolivia: Beggar on a Throne of Gold
6. Chile: Democratic Tradition, Institutionalization, and Organization
7. Argentina: National Security or In-security Policy?
8. Brazil: Security and Identity in Latin America
9. Panama: The Preeminence of Geography and the Transit Route
10. Honduras: New Actors and Strategic Culture in Contemporary Honduras
11. Cuba: Culture and National Security Post-Revolution
12. Haiti: Caught in a Predatory State
13. Dominican Republic: Defending Against Foreign Influence

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