Foreign Policy Change in Latin America: Exploring a Middle Range Concept

Latin American Research Review, 2020 Forthcoming

33 Pages Posted: 8 Oct 2018

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Federico Merke

Universidad de San Andrés and CONICET

Diego Reynoso

Universidad de San Andrés and CONICET

Luis Schenoni

University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute for International Studies; University of Notre Dame, College of Arts & Letters, Department of Political Science, Students

Date Written: June 18, 2018

Abstract

In this article we examine patterns of change and continuity in Latin American foreign policies. We do so by asking two interrelated questions: How can we conceptually and empirically account for foreign policy change? And why do states change their foreign policies in Latin America? To answer these questions, we used the results of a new expert survey on foreign policy preferences in the region between 1980 and 2014. The results we obtained using both linear and non-parametric specifications are very clear and consistent: presidential institutions and ideology are what matters the most.

Suggested Citation

Merke, Federico and Reynoso, Diego and Schenoni, Luis, Foreign Policy Change in Latin America: Exploring a Middle Range Concept (June 18, 2018). Latin American Research Review, 2020 Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3251477 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3251477

Federico Merke

Universidad de San Andrés and CONICET ( email )

Vita Dumas 284
(1644) Victoria, Pcia
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires 1644
Argentina

Diego Reynoso

Universidad de San Andrés and CONICET ( email )

Vita Dumas 284
(1644) Victoria, Pcia
Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires 1644
Argentina

Luis Schenoni (Contact Author)

University of Notre Dame - Kellogg Institute for International Studies ( email )

130 Hesburgh Center
Notre Dame, IN 46556
United States

University of Notre Dame, College of Arts & Letters, Department of Political Science, Students ( email )

217 O'Shaughnessy Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556
United States

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