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Autonomy and Negotiation in Foreign Policy : The Beagle Channel Crisis (Hardcover) (Andru00e9s Villar
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Thisbook provides a unique view on the Beagle Channel crisis (1977-1984)between Argentina and Chile by examining it in a global political context.The author explores the factors which led from imminent conflict tosigning the Treaty of Peace and Friendship in just six years. Regional andinternational dimensions of the Beagle crisis are given particularattention, including international arbitration, the participation of theVatican as a third actor, the role of the US, the complicating effects ofthe Falkland war, and the relations between each party and the UK. The authorhighlights unequal effects on Argentine and Chilean foreign policies ofdomestic structures and international conditions. The book seeks todetermine the extent to which foreign policy provides opportunities forstates to exercise political autonomy, given the powerful constraints imposedby the multiple structures of the international system, and hownegotiation behaviour generated the path from conflict to cooperationbetween Argentina and Chile. The author’s focus on foreign policy aids theunderstanding of processes and decisions within Argentina and Chile duringthe Beagle crisis while utilising new theoretical approaches in the fieldof negotiation behaviour in Latin America.