Commentaries on International Political Economy
February 1, 2004
"Weintraub's short and incisive policy briefs provide a current and critical overview of key policy issues in U.S. Latin American relations. They are pertinent and to the point and will appeal to a broad audience of individuals interested in the dynamics of current hemispheric relations. The collection will be of particular use to those teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels."--Riordan Roett, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
In this volume, respected economist and policy veteran Sidney Weintraub addresses a wide range of current issues in international political economy. The collected essays, originally written over the 2000-2003 period, offer his sometimes irreverent but always constructive views on trade and development, economic policy, migration, sanctions, democracy and sovereignty, and inter-American relations. Although the emphasis is on the political-economic policy landscape of Latin America and the Caribbean in relation to the United States, Weintraub does not hesitate to consider such topics as the effects of the proliferation of free-trade agreements and other "preferential" agreements on world trade. In incisive style, the volume provides a Washington view of today's most pressing issues in international political economy.
Sidney Weintraub holds the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy at CSIS and is professor emeritus at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin.