The Organization of American States and the Plight of Regional Organizations

Krepp, Stella Paresa (23 June 2017). The Organization of American States and the Plight of Regional Organizations (Unpublished). In: Society of Historians of American Foreign Relations. Arlington, Virginia, USA. 23.-25.06.2017.

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The Organization of American States has been simultaneously been chided as a Cold War instrument of the United States and as a useless organization that is ‘not worth a damn, except window dressing’, in Lyndon B. Jonson’s famous words. This paper discusses regional organizations, specifically the OAS, and explores the question of agency, institutional restraints, and the role of US power in shaping decisions. The OAS is an exceptional regional organization, not only as the oldest of its kind, but also because it comprises members from the Global North and the Global South.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)

Division/Institute:

06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg) > Center for Global Studies (CGS)
06 Faculty of Humanities > Department of History and Archaeology > Institute of History > Institute of History, Iberian and Latin American History
Graduate Schools > Graduate School of the Humanities (GSH)

UniBE Contributor:

Krepp, Stella Paresa

Subjects:

900 History > 980 History of South America

Language:

English

Submitter:

Stella Paresa Krepp

Date Deposited:

08 Dec 2017 15:47

Last Modified:

01 Feb 2018 16:48

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/105913

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