Bringing together, in a common and single space, a continent characterized by great diversity and significant asymmetries, is not an easy task. The Americas are still composed of different spaces, countries, cultures and societies not yet sharing a common sense of destiny. But if there is no single “America”, a new regionalism has emerged and represents a roadmap to a new governance framework implying the deepening of liberal economic and institutional reforms. Resistance and obstacles remain numerous and perhaps the biggest challenge is to address the complex issues related to North-South integration within the hemisphere and to the hegemonic position of the United States. If the process of “Building the Americas” can be depicted as an attempt to define governance in an era of market-led integration, the paradox is that its eventual success depends on its capacity to transcend the immediate commercial and trade orientations and to create a true Community of Democracies. In other words, in order to succeed, the process of “Building the Americas” must now go beyond market led integration, beyond US hegemonic governance, and, foremost, it must recognize and embrace the diversity of cultures, values and identities in the hemisphere.
Michèle Rioux (dir.), Building the Americas.
, Bruylant, Bruxelles, 2007, 326 pages. Fiche de l’ouvrage sur le site des éditions Bruylant
TABLE OF CONTENTS
– Building the Americas : Governing Market-led Regional Integration, Michèle Rioux PART 1: REGIONAL INTEGRATION AND GOVERNANCE IN THE AMERICAS
– Chapter I . – Moulding Economic Governance in the Americas : US
Power and the New Regional Political Economy, Nicola Phillips
– Chapter II . – Structural reforms and regional integration in the
Americas, Ninfa Fuentes and Jorge A. Schiavon
– Chapter III . – From the debate on full dollarization to de-dollarization
proposals in Latin America, Carlos Quenan and Edgardo Torija Zane PART 2: ASYMMETRIES AND INEQUALITIES
– Chapter IV . – Asymmetries in Economic Integration : Major Issues
and Policy Options for the Free Trade Area of the Americas
(FTAA), Vivianne Ventura-Dias
– Chapter V . – Smaller economies in the negotiations of the free
trade area of the Americas : the interests of CARICOM states, Ramesh Chaitoo
– Chapter VI . – The Politics of Tackling Poverty and Inequality in
Latin America, Judith Teichman PART 3: ECONOMIC REGIONALISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS
– Chapter VII . – Investment and Human Rights, Rodney Neufeld
– Chapter VIII . – Beyond North South Dichotomies : De-centering
Human Rights in the Americas, Sérgio Costa
– Chapter IX . – The Vulnerability of Migrant Workers in the
Mercosur, Juliana Silva Araujo Silva
– Chapter X . – Economic Regionalism and Social Rights in the
Caribbean, Lydia Barfleur-Lancrerot PART 4: IDENTITY, VALUES AND DIVERSITY
– Chapter XI . – Mercosur elite’s values and attitudes on integration
in the Hemisphere, José Augusto Guilhon Albuquerque
– Chapter XII . – Identity and Diversity : Could a Pan-American identity
be constructed? Jorge Larrain
– Chapter XIII . – Diversity and Imagined Communities in the Americas, Amaryll Chanady PART 5: BUILDING THE AMERICAS AND/OR MULTILATERALISM?
– Chapter XIV . – New Trends in the Americas, Jane L. Barber Thery
– Chapter XV . – WTO Restraints on Regionalism,
Maureen Irish – Chapter XVI . – Cancun : Can can’t? Can do? Sylvia Ostry Ouvrage recensé dans:
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, vol. 39, no 4, 2008, pp. 660-662. http://www.erudit.org/revue/ei/2008/v39/n4/029618ar.pdf – Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies
, vol. 33, no 66, 2008. pp. 199-200.
http://w3.ipealt.univ-tlse2.fr/cedocal/revues/canadian/caj66.htm – Politique et Sociétés
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http://www.erudit.org/revue/ps/2009/v28/n3/039016ar.html?vue=resume – Région et développement
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