Governing the Americas: Assessing Multilateral Institutions
Gordon Mace, Jean-Philippe Thérien, Paul Alexander Haslam
Lynne Rienner Publishers, Jan 1, 2007 - Political Science - 317 pages
This is a systematic assessment of the functioning of hemispheric institutions since the introduction of the Summit of the Americas process in 1994. The text evaluates the effectiveness of inter-American institutions with regard to core issues of democratic governance, security, trade, and economic development.
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