Latin American IR and the primacy of lo práctico

Arlene B. Tickner

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This article traces the general historical development of international relations (IR) thinking in Latin America based upon the influence of key intellectual, political, economic, social, and cultural factors. In particular, the ways in which state needs, foreign policy practices, the development of the social sciences, and US IR knowledge have influenced Latin American understandings of the "international" since the postwar period are explored.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)735-748
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Studies Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Political Science and International Relations


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