Diplomacy Meets Migration
US Relations with Cuba during the Cold War
- Author: Hideaki Kami, Kanagawa University, Japan
Diplomacy Meets Migration examines diplomacy, migration, and the history of US relations with Cuba during the Cold War. Hideaki Kami draws on declassified US and Cuban diplomatic sources, as well as Miami-Cuban lobby records, to challenge traditional interpretations that mainly focus on the two national capitals, Washington and Havana. By incorporating Miami into the story of foreign affairs, Kami assesses the intersection between migration and diplomacy, and considers how migration emerged as a critical issue that shaped the dynamism of US relations with Cuba. Kami demonstrates that the US government reformulated its Cuban policy in response to Fidel Castro's institutionalization of power, while simultaneously trying to build a new relationship with the Miami Cuban community, a new, politically mobilized constituency within US society. He shows how both migration control and migrant politics became important components of US foreign policy, which in turn influenced Cuban policy toward the United States.Read more
- Traces the historical trajectory of American-Cuban relations
- Includes a historical analysis of migration and diplomacy, based on multi-archival research, giving readers first-hand knowledge of how migration would shape diplomacy
- Proposes a new interpretation of diplomatic and international history, showing how new forces shaped American and international politics
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- Date Published: May 2018
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781108534550
- contains: 9 b/w illus. 1 map
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
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1. Between revolution and counterrevolution
2. The legacy of violence
3. A time for dialogue?
4. The crisis of 1980
5. Acting as a 'superhero'?
6. The two contrary currents
7. Making foreign policy domestic?
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