Dispatches from the Frontlines analyzes some of the world's most contentious hotspots. It focuses on such compelling global issues as Third World development, the role of the state, corporatism, and foreign aid. Dispatches from the Frontlines is a thought-provoking book for anyone interested in foreign policy, comparative politics, and international affairs.
Preface Part I. Around the World Chapter 1: Introductory Notes on Travel, Research, and Study Abroad Chapter 2: The Marginalization of Latin America Chapter 3: The Latin Americanization of the United States Chapter 4: The United States and Europe Chapter 5: Asia and America Chapter 6: Europe's Regions Chapter 7: Perspectives on Iraq Chapter 8: Greece-Turkey-the Greek Islands-Cyprus Chapter 9: African Democracy. By Ann P. Kryzanek Chapter 10: Crisis in Eastern Europe Chapter 11: "Honduras" as Metaphor Chapter 12: Russia in an Ugly Mood Chapter 13: Is Democracy Advancing, Regressing, or Being Redefined: Exploring: Alternative Meanings in Latin America Chapter 14: The Baltics Endangered Chapter 15: Brazil as a BRIC Chapter 16: European Welfare States and American Health Care Reform Chapter 17: Religion, Security, and the Future of Latin America Part II. Global Issues Chapter 18: Globalization Chapter 19: Corporatism in the Modern World Chapter 20: The Candidates and their Foreign Policy Teams Chapter 21: Civil Society Chapter 22: Smarter Democracy Promotion Chapter 23: Economic Crisis and the State Chapter 24: Conservative Braintrust: The Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of AEI (The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research) Chapter 25: Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Foreign Policy Chapter 26: Nation-Building Chapter 27: Divided America Chapter 28: Obama Foreign Policy Chapter 29: The Democracy Agenda: When it Works and When it Doesn't Part III. The Legacy of Colonialism: The Portuguese and Dutch Colonial Empires Chapter 30: The Legacy of Portuguese Rule in Asia: Reasserting Influence in the Post-Colonial Era Chapter 31: The Dutch Diaspora: The Netherlands and Its Settlements in Africa, Asia, and the Americas Chapter 32: Concluding Remarks on Favorite Places and Ongoing Research Bibliography