This article offers a general account of international relations studies (IR) in Latin America through an examination of I R thinking in the region, an inventory of I R theory courses in seven Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago), and an analysis of journal articles selected from five specialized IR journals in Latin America. Although considerable U.S. influence upon the ways in which I R is approached in Latin America is made apparent through this narrative, the specific context in which IR studies have evolved in the region has substantially altered the content of U.S. IR discourse. Therefore, the article concludes with a discussion of the possible contributions of Latin American IR to Anglo-American perspectives in the field.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Political Science and International Relations