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The Normalization of U.S. Policy Toward Cuba? Rapprochement and Regional Hegemony

Biegon, Rubrick (2019) The Normalization of U.S. Policy Toward Cuba? Rapprochement and Regional Hegemony. Latin American Politics and Society, . ISSN 1531-426X. E-ISSN 1548-2456. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This article examines change and continuity in the United States’ recent foreign policy toward Cuba. In the context of the “post-hegemonic” regionalism of the Pink Tide and regional disputes over Cuba’s position in the inter-American system, the Obama administration’s rapprochement was driven to protect the institutional power and consensual features of U.S. hegemony in the Americas. The Trump administration reversed aspects of Obama’s normalization policy, adopting a more coercive approach to Cuba and to Latin America more broadly. Against the emerging scholarly proposition that the international relations of the Americas have crossed a post-hegemonic threshold, the analysis utilizes a neo-Gramscian approach to argue that the oscillations in U.S. Cuba policy represent strategic shifts in a broader process of hegemonic reconstitution. The article thus situates U.S. policy toward Cuba in regional structures, institutions, and dynamics.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: Cuba, U.S. foreign policy, hegemony, regionalism, Obama administration, Trump administration
Subjects: J Political Science
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Rubrick Biegon
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2019 20:30 UTC
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2019 11:54 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/74426 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Biegon, Rubrick: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4337-809X
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