Includes bibliographical references (pages -237) and index.
Introduction -- Diversity within a common culture: South America and peace operations / Kai Michael Kenkel -- Assumptions on intervention and security in South America / Monica Hertz -- Democratization and commitment to peace: South America's motivations to contribute to peace operations / Arturo C. Sotomayor Velazquez -- Regional defense integration and peacekeeping cooperation in the Southern Cone / Danilo Marcondes de Souza Neto -- Out of South America to the globe: Brazil's growing stake in peace operations / Kai Michael Kenkel -- Punching above its weight: Uruguay and UN peace operations / Julian Gonzales Guyer -- From fear to humanitarianism: Changing patterns in Argentina's involvement in peace operations / Rut Diamint -- Learning to be likeminded: Chile's involvement in global security and peace operations since the end of the Cold War / Andreas E. Feldman and Juan Esteban Montes -- Swimming against the tide: Venezuela and peace operations / Julia D. Buxton -- Conclusions -- Securing South America's peace operations acquis post-MINUSTAH / Kai Michael Kenkel.
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