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dc.contributor.advisorBarletta, Michael
dc.contributor.advisorTrinkunas, Harold
dc.contributor.authorSanchez, David J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:30:27Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:30:27Z
dc.date.issued2003-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/1068
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to assess the actual and potential consequences of the inter-American democracy regime in the post-Cold War world. This thesis has three major arguments. First, the inter-American democracy regime "matters" because it can positively impact state and individual behavior in the post-Cold War inter-American system. Second, the three principles that constitute this regime (democracy, interdependence, and international organizations) are mutually reinforcing in perpetuating the "community of democracies" in the Western Hemisphere. Finally, this inter-American "community of democracies" is plausibly on a path to a pluralistic security community based on the logic of the post-Cold War inter-American democracy regime. This thesis places the actual and potential consequences of this regime into a broader, systemic context. This thesis critically examines two high-profile cases of democratic crisis, Paraguay (1996) and Peru (2000) to assess the actual impact of the post-Cold War inter-American democracy regime. These research findings are later extrapolated to assess the potential impact of this regime in the post-Cold War inter-American system. In short, this thesis concludes that, in the post-Cold War world, the Western Hemisphere is evidence of a liberal, qualitative peace.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/anemergingsecuri109451068
dc.format.extentxii, 79 p. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.titleAn emerging security community in the Americas? : a theoretical analysis of the consequences of the post-Cold War Inter-American democracy regimeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc52344401
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineNational Security Affairsen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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