Scholarly Research on U.S.-Latin American Relations: Where Does the Field Stand?

@article{Bertucci2013ScholarlyRO,
  title={Scholarly Research on U.S.-Latin American Relations: Where Does the Field Stand?},
  author={Mariano E. Bertucci},
  journal={Latin American Politics and Society},
  year={2013},
  volume={55},
  pages={119 - 142}
}
  • Mariano E. Bertucci
  • Published 5 November 2013
  • Political Science
  • Latin American Politics and Society
Abstract This article draws on a new dataset to depict the scope, objectives, and methods of research in the field of U.S.-Latin American relations over the past quarter-century. The key findings are that the study of U.S.-Latin American relations focuses largely on foreign policy analysis, is mainly descriptive, relies overwhelmingly on qualitative methods, and is fairly detached from the main research trends in international relations. In light of this assessment, the article emphasizes the… 

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