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Principles in Power: Latin America and the Politics of U.S. Human Rights Diplomacy

Vanessa Walker


This book explores the relationship between policy makers and nongovernment advocates in Latin America and the U.S. government in order to explain the rise of anti-interventionist human rights policies uniquely critical of U.S. power during the Cold War. The book shows that the new human rights policies of the 1970s were based on a complex dynamic of domestic and foreign considerations that was rife with tensions between the seats of power in the United States and Latin America, and the growing activist movement that sought to reform them. By addressing the development of U.S. diplomacy and po ... More

Keywords: policy makers, nongovernment advocates, Latin America, U.S. government, anti-interventionist human rights, Cold War, U.S. diplomacy, human rights advocacy, U.S. power, human rights policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781501713682
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501713682.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Vanessa Walker, author
Amherst College