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Picture of US Policy toward Chile in the 1970s

US Policy toward Chile in the 1970s

Frustrated Ambitions

Author(s): Morris Morley, Chris McGillion

Book Description

This book provides a detailed analysis of the bureaucratic politics of US foreign policymaking with respect to Chile during the 1970s. On the basis of original interviews with key officials from the Nixon, Ford and Carter administrations, congressional staffers, human rights activists, and Chilean opposition figures during the Pinochet dictatorship, together with extensive archival research (in the US, Canada and the UK), it recreates the internal debates in Washington over appropriate policy approaches and traces how faithfully these approaches were implemented down to the level of desk officer in the US embassy in Santiago. Assessing what impact US influence had on developments inside Chile is also an important part of this study. The findings make for vital reading for students and researchers of US foreign policy making, diplomatic history, and US-Chilean relations, although the book will also appeal to the general reader with an interest in the same issues.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3969-3
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3969-5
Date of Publication: 01/12/2019
Pages / Size: 378 / A5
Price: £64.99
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Biography

Morris Morley was Associate Professor of Politics at Macquarie University, Australia, and a Senior Research Fellow with the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Washington DC. Among a number of books on US-Latin American relations, he is the co-author of Reagan and Pinochet: The Struggle over U.S. Policy toward Chile (2015).

Chris McGillion teaches Journalism at Charles Sturt University, Australia. He is a former Senior Research Fellow with the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Washington DC. Among a number of collaborations with Morris Morley, he is the co-author of Reagan and Pinochet: The Struggle over U.S. Policy toward Chile (2015).