INRL 5006


Dr. Jacqueline Laguardia Martinez

Required/Essential (Online and print)

There is no required textbook for this course. Most resources will be available as digital documents and media, including reports and academic books and articles at the library of IIR and UWI, as well as newspapers and daily press reports.
Recommended (Online and print)




  1. • Arceneaux, Craig, (2013), Democratic Latin America. New Jersey: Pearson Education. Call number: WI JL966 .A74 2013 ( NGL- Reserve)

  2. • Atkins, G. Pope Latin America in the international political system. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1990 Call number: WI JX1393 .L3 A88 1995 (NGL-Reserve)

  3. • Bethell, Leslie, ed. “Latin America: politics and society since 1930.” – Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 1998. Call number: F1414 .L2793 1998 (NGL-General)

  4. • Bonilla A., Jaramillo G. eds. (2014) La CELAC en el Escenario Contemporáneo de América Latina y el Caribe, San José, Costa Rica: FLACSO/CAF.

  5. • Boulder, Col.; Roett R., Paz G. eds. (2008), China’s Expansion into the Western Hemisphere: Policy Implications, Brookings Institution Press, Washington D.C.

  6. • Bulmer-Thomas, V., (1994), The Economic History of Latin America Since Independence, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Call number: HC123 .B85 1994 (NGL-Reserve; AJL-General)

  7. • Cardoso, E. and A. Helwege, Latin America's Economy, MIT Press, 1992.

  8. • Colburn, Forrest D. Latin America at the End of Politics Princeton University Press, New Jersey, 2002. Call number: WI JL966 .C65 2002 (NGL-Reserve)

  9. • Costa, G., (2014), Citizen Security in Latin America, Inter-American Dialogue, Washington DC.

  10. • Diamond, Larry, Jonathan Hartlyn, Juan J. Linz, Seymour Martin Lipset, (1999), Democracy in Developing Countries: Latin America Boulder Colorado, USA; Lynne Rienner Publication. Call number: D883 .D45 1988 (AJL-General)

  11. • Dominguez, Jorge I. and Michael Shifter, (2003), Constructing Democratic Governance in Latin America, John Hopkins University Press. Call number: JL966 .C677 2008 (NGL-General)

  12. • E. Vivares ed. (2014) Exploring the New South American Regionalism, Ashgate: Farnham Surrey. Call number: HC165 .E97 2014 (NGL-General)

  13. • Esfahani, Hadi et. al. (2010), Economic Development in Latin America. England: Palgrave MacMillan. Call number: WI HC125 .E369 2010 (NGL-Reserve)

  14. • Evan Ellis R. (2009), China in Latin America: The Whats and the Wherefores, Lynne Rienner Publishers Call number: WI F1416 .C6 E55 2009 (NGL-General)

  15. • Fawcett, Louise and Hurrell, Andrew, eds. Regionalism in world politics: regional organizations and international order. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1995 Call number: JN94 .A38 R43 1995 (NGL-General)

  16. • Fernandez Jilberto A., Hogenboom B. eds. (2010), Latin America facing China: South-South Relations beyond the Washington Consensus, CEDLA, Amsterdam Call number: JZ1519.A57 C6 2010 (NGL-General)

  17. • Franko, Patrice (2007), The Puzzle of Latin American Economic Development, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, Lanham MD. Call number: HC125 .F682 2007 (NGL-Reserve)

  18. • Galeano, E., Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent, London: Monthly Review Press, 1971. Call number: H62.5.L3 C65 2008 (NGL-General)

  19. • Grugel J., Riggirozzi P. eds. (2009) Governance after Neoliberalism in Latin America New York: Palgrave Macmillan. Call number: JC574.2.L29 G68 2009 (NGL-Reserve)

  20. • Gwynne, Robert and Kay, Cristobal eds. (1999), Latin America Transformed: Globalization and Modernity, Arnold Books, London. Call number: HC125 .L37445 2004 (NGL-General; Reserve)

  21. • Hunter, W., (2013), State and Soldier in Latin America: Redefining the Military’s Role in Argentina, Brazil and Chile, USA. Washington DC. Call number: JL1856.C58 S65 2001  (AJL-General)

  22. • Karl, Terry Lynn “Dilemmas of democratization in Latin America” Comparatice Politics. Vol. 23 No. 1, Oct,1990, pp. 1-22 Click here

  23. • Mace G., Therien J-P, Dabene O., Tussie D. eds. (2016), Summits and Regional Governance: The Americas in Comparative Perspective: New York: Routledge Global Institutions Series. Call number: JZ5331 .S87 2016 (NGL-General)

  24. • Muggah, R., Carvalho, I., (2014), Changes in the Neighbourhood: Reviewing Citizen Security Cooperation in Latin America, Brazil, IGARAPE Institute. Click here

  25. • Munck R. (2012) Contemporary Latin America, Palgrave Macmillan, London. Call number: WI HC125 .M855 2008  (NGL-General)

  26. • Munoz, Heraldo and Tulchin, Joseph S. eds. Latin American nations in world politics. Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1984. Call number: F1414.2 .L329 1996 (NGL- Reserve; General)

  27. • O. Dabene (2009) The Politics of Regional Integration in Latin America: Theoretical and Comparative Exploration, Palgrave Macmillan: New York. Call number: JL960 .D28 2009 (NGL-General)

  28. • O’Brien T. F. (1999), The Century of U$ Capitalism in Latin America, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. Call number: HG5160.5.A3 O27 1999 (AJL-General)

  29. • O’Brien T.F. (2007), Making the Americas: The United States and Latin America from the Age of Revolutions to the Era of Globalization, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque. Call number: F1408.3 .O27 2007 (NGL-General)

  30. • O’Donnell G., Schmitter P., Whitehead L. eds. (1993), Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Latin America, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore. Calll number: JF1051 .T68 1986 (AJL-General)

  31. • Ocampo J., Ros J. eds. (2011) The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics, Oxford University Press, Oxford (selected chapters). Call number: HC123 .O94 2011 (NGL-General)

  32. • Panizza F. (2009), Contemporary Latin America: Development and Democracy beyond the Washington Consensus, Zed Books, London. Call number: F1414.3 .P36 2009 (NGL-General)

  33. • Roett, R. (ed.), MERCOSUR: Regional Integration, World Markets, Lynne Rienner Publishers, Boulder, 1999. Call number: HC165 .M4569 1999 (NGL-Reserve; AJL-General)

  34. • Ross, J., (2004), The Changing Role of the Military in Latin America, FOCAL, Canada. Click here

  35. • Santiso, Javier et al (2012), The Oxford Handbook of Latin American Political Economy. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012 Call number: HC125 .O94 2012 (NGL-Reserve)

  36. • Sheahan, J., Patterns of Development in Latin America, Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1987. Call number: HC125 .S498 1987 (AJL-General)

  37. • Skidmore, Thomas E. and Peter H. Smith, (2010), Modern Latin America. London: Oxford University Press. Call number: F1413 .S55 2014 (NGL-General)

  38. • Smith P. (2012) Democracy in Latin America: Political Change in Comparative Perspective, Oxford University Press, Oxford. Call number: JL966 .S6 2005 (NGL-Reserve; AJL-General)

  39. • Vanden, Harry and Prevost, Gary (2012), Politics of Latin America: The Power Game, Oxford University Press, Oxford. Call number: JL960 .V36 2009 (NGL-Reserve)

  40. • Wright T. (2007), State Terrorism in Latin America: Chile, Argentina and International Human Rights, Rowman and Littlefield Pubs., Lanham MD. Call number: HV6322.3.C5 W75 2007 (NGL-General)

Articles and Book’s Chapters


  1. • Bruneau, Thomas C. "Civilians and the Military in Latin America: The Absence of Incentives." Latin American Politics and Society Vol. 55, Issue 4 (Winter 2013). Click here

  2. • Castañeda J. (2006), “Latin America’s Turn to the Left”, Foreign Affairs, May/June. Click here

  3. “Reinventing the Lefts in Latin America: Critical Perspectives from Below” Latin American Perspectives Issue 191 Vol. 40 (4), July 2013,  Click here

  4. Introduction and articles 1, 2, 7. Weyland K., Madrid R., Hunter W. eds. (2010) Leftist Governments in Latin America: Successes and Shortcomings, Cambridge University Press. Call number: JL960 .L43 2010 (NGL-General)

  5. • Dominguez R., Kirchner E. eds. (2011), The Security Governance of Regional Organizations, Routledge, New York, chapters on the OAS, the Andean Community, MERCOSUR.

  6. • Ferguson, Yale H. “Through glasses darkly: an assessment of various theoretical approaches to inter-American relations.” Journal of Inter-American Studies. Vol. 19, No. 1, Feb 1977. pp. 3-34. Photocopy. Click here

  7. • G. L. Gardini, A. Malamud (2012) “Has Regionalism Peaked? The Latin American Quagmire and its Lessons” The International Spectator Vol. 47 (1) pp. 116 – 133. Click here

  8. • Gallagher K., Porzecanski R. (2011) “China and the Future of Latin American Development” Oxford Handbook of Latin American Economics, Chap. 19. Click here

  9. • Hirschman, A.O., "The Political Economy of Import Substituting Industrialization in Latin America," Quarterly Journal of Economics, 82:1, 1968, 1-32 Click here

  10. • Kirton M, (2014), CARICOM’s Engagement with Latin America: The Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC), its Promise and Challenges, Re-Mapping the Americas: Trends in Region-Making, edited by Prof. W. Andy Knight, London: Ashgate, 2014. Call number: HC125 .R38 2014 WI (NGL-General)

  11. • Kirton M., (2006), “Brazil and the Caribbean in a Changing Regional Environment: Challenges and Prospects” CARICOM Options: Towards Full Integration into the World Economy”, By Hall, K., and Chuck-A-Sang, M., The Integrationist, Vol 3., No. 2., July 2008. Click here

  12. • Kirton, Mark, (2013), "UNASUR in the Context of a Changing Regional Environment." Comparative Regionalism for Development in the 21st Century: Insights from the Global South. By Timothy Shaw. London: Ashgate, 2013. Call number: HF1413 .C66 2013 (NGL-General)

  13. • Phillips Nicola (2009) “Coping with China” in Cooper A., Heine J. eds. Which Way Latin America? Hemispheric Politics meets Globalization, Tokyo: United Nations University, pp. 100 – 121  Call number: JL960 .W45 2009 (NGL-General; Reserve)

  14. • Puig, Juan Carlos “The United States and Western Europe: their place in Latin American international politics,” pp. 355-382. In Puig, Juan Carlos. Integración Latinoamericana y régimen internacional = Latin American integration and international regime. Caracas: Universidad Simon Bolivar. Instituto de Altos Estudios de America Latina, 1987. Call number: HC125 .P85 1987 (NGL-Reserve)

  15. • Segovia D. (2013) “Latin America and the Caribbean: Between the OAS and CELAC” European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies (95) 97 – 107. Click here

  16. • Serbin, Andres “Race and politics: Relations between the English-Speaking Caribbean and Latin America.” Caribbean Affairs. Vol. 2, No. 4, Oct-Dec 1989, pp. 146-171

  17. • Wiarda, Howard J. “Towards consensus in interpreting Latin American politics: developmentalism, dependency, and the ‘Latin American tradition’.” Studies in Comparative International Development. Vol. 34, No. 2, Summer 1999, pp. 50-69. Click here


Relevant Journals


• Americas

• Barricada Internacional

• Boletin de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe

• Bulletin of Latin American Research

• Caribbean Review

• Caribbean Studies

• Central America Report

• Cepal Review

• Cono Sur

• Cuban Studies

• Current History

• Estudios Centro Americanos

• Estudios de Tercer Mundo

• Estudios Internacionales

• Fletcher Forum

• Foreign Affairs

• Foreign Policy

• Foro Internacional

• Gaceta Internacional

• Hispanic American Historical Review

• Integracion Latinoamericana

• Inter-American Economic Affairs

• International Affairs

• Journal of Latin American Studies

• Keesings Contemporary Archives

• Latin American Daily Report

• Latin American Perspectives

• Latin American Regional Reports

• Latin American Research Review

• Latin American Weekly Reports

• Mexican Forum

• Mexican Studies/ Estudios Mexicanos

• NACLA: Report on the Americas

• North/South: Caribbean Journal of Latin America and the Caribbean

• Nueva Sociedad


• Southeast Latinamericanist

• The Americas

• Third World Quarterly


Latin America research internet sites


• Latin America Database

• AEI Latin American Outlook

• The People Centred Development Forum

• Political Database of the Americas

• Statistics in Latin America: LANIC

• The Development GAP

• Women & Gender Studies

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