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Foreign policy change in latin America: Exploring a middle-range concept

Merke, F; Reynoso, D; Schenoni, LL; (2020) Foreign policy change in latin America: Exploring a middle-range concept. Latin American Research Review , 55 (3) pp. 413-429. 10.25222/larr.380. Green open access

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Abstract

This article examines patterns of change and continuity in Latin American foreign policies. It asks 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 nonparametric specifications are very clear and consistent: presidential ideology is what matters the most. Simply put, a change in the ideology of the president produces a change in foreign policy that is almost equivalent in magnitude, all other theoretically relevant factors set to their means.

Type: Article
Title: Foreign policy change in latin America: Exploring a middle-range concept
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.25222/larr.380
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.25222/larr.380
Language: English
Additional information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (CC-BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/.
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10151084
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