Costa Rica's Foreign Policy: Can 'Right' Become 'Might'?
Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 11-15, 2008
5 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2008
Date Written: November 27, 2008
This Paper explores the power behind Costa Rica's foreign policy. It takes a constructivist approach to the analysis of Costa Rica's international influence and then compares it to Ghandian Peace-making. The paper concludes that Costa Rica has exerted more international influence than expected considering its small size, small population, and lack of an army, due to the "soft-power" it has accumulated over the years by following widely accepted international norms.
Keywords: Costa Rica, Foreign Policy, International Norms
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