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LeoGrande, William M.

Works: 68 works in 209 publications in 2 languages and 7,327 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Academic theses  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: F1436.8.U6, 327.73072809048
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Most widely held works by William M LeoGrande
Our own backyard : the United States in Central America, 1977-1992 by William M LeoGrande( )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2009 in English and held by 2,310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this book, William LeoGrande offers the first comprehensive history of U.S. foreign policy toward Central America in the waning years of the Cold War. From the overthrow of the Somoza dynasty in Nicaragua and the outbreak of El Salvador's civil war in the late 1970s to the final regional peace settlements negotiated a decade later, he chronicles the dramatic struggles - in Washington and Central America - that shaped the region's destiny. LeoGrande's central argument is that our Central American policy was driven by the specter of Vietnam and conflicting views on how to avoid repeating that history. Throughout the book, LeoGrande interweaves three principal thematic threads: how events in Central America came to be considered threatening to the United States, how debates within the executive branch over the appropriate response shaped policy, and how conflicts between the White House and Congress constrained presidential options
Back channel to Cuba : the hidden history of negotiations between Washington and Havana by William M LeoGrande( )

25 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 1,743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Challenging the conventional wisdom of perpetual hostility between the United States and Cuba--beyond invasions, covert operations, assassination plots using poison pens and exploding seashells, and a grinding economic embargo--this fascinating book chronicles a surprising, untold history of bilateral efforts toward rapprochement and reconciliation. Since 1959, conflict and aggression have dominated the story of U.S.-Cuban relations. Now, LeoGrande and Kornbluh present a new and increasingly more relevant account. From Kennedy's offering of an olive branch to Castro after the missile crisis, to Kissinger's top secret quest for normalization, to Obama's promise of a 'new approach, ' LeoGrande and Kornbluh reveal a fifty-year record of dialogue and negotiations, both open and furtive, indicating a path toward better relations in the future"--Provided by publisher
A Contemporary Cuba Reader : the Revolution Under Raúl Castro by Philip Brenner( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cuba has undergone dramatic changes since the collapse of European communism. The loss of economic aid and preferential trade with the Soviet Union and other Eastern bloc countries forced the Cuban government to search out new ways of organizing the domestic economy and new commercial relations in an international system dominated by market economies. The resulting economic reforms have reverberated through Cuban society and politics, recreating social inequalities unknown since the 1950s and confronting the political system with unprecedented new challenges. The resulting ferment is increasingly evident in Cuban cultural expression, and the responses to adversity and scarcity have reshaped Cuban social relations. This completely revised and updated edition focuses on Cuba since Raúl Castro took over the country's leadership in 2006. A Contemporary Cuba Reader brings together the best recent scholarship and writing on Cuban politics, economics, foreign relations, society, and culture in present-day Cuba. Ideally suited for students and general readers seeking to understand this still-contentious and controversial island, the book includes a substantive introduction setting the historical context, as well as part introductions and a chronology."--Publisher's description
Confronting revolution : security through diplomacy in Central America by Morris J Blachman( Book )

6 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a practical, thoughtful analysis of U.S. policy in Central America. The authors explain the interests of each major actor in the region, with key chapters on the Soviet Union, Cuba, and Nicaragua, and they examine the Contadora peace proposal by Mexico, Columbia, Panama, and Venezuela. They conclude that East-West conflict is secondary to Central American policy and that diplomacy is the key solution to peace. ISBN 0-394-74453-5 (pbk.): $12.95
Cuba's policy in Africa, 1959-1980 by William M LeoGrande( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political parties and democracy in Central America( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2019 in English and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the 1980s, superpower rivalry and regional conflicts decimated the Central American economies and eroded political systems within the region. Recent years, however, have witnessed remarkable political change, and since 1990 popularly elected presidents have held office in all seven countries. This book offers a comprehensive analysis of the
A new chapter in US-Cuba relations : social, political, and economic implications by Eric Hershberg( )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the diverse consequences of Presidents Obama and Castro brokering a rapprochement between the United States and Cuba after more than half a century of estrangement. Economic, political, social, and cultural dynamics are analyzed in accessible fashion by leading experts from Cuba, the United States, Europe, and Latin America. What opportunities arise through the opening of diplomatic relations, and what issues may be obstacles to normalization? What are the implications for the Cuban economy, for its political system, and for ties with members of the Cuban diaspora? What are the implications for US relations elsewhere in Latin America? This up-to-date account addresses these and other questions about this new direction in US-Cuban relations
Diplomacia encubierta con Cuba : historia de las negociaciones secretas entre Washington y La Habana by William M LeoGrande( )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2016 in Spanish and Undetermined and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Auxiliándose de la investigación de archivos clasificados estadounidenses referentes a varios episodios de diálogo entre Washington y La Habana, el estudio de diversos registros oficiales como el archivo del departamento de Estado y las entrevistas a personajes clave, como Fidel Castro y Jimmy Carter, los autores realizan un análisis político y periodístico completo sobre la historia de las relaciones diplomáticas oficiales y no oficiales entre Estados Unidos y Cuba, desde 1959 hasta la actualidad."--Amazon
Back channel to Cuba : the hidden history of negotiations between Washington and Havana by William M LeoGrande( Recording )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LeoGrande and Kornbluh have uncovered hundreds of formerly secret U.S. documents and conducted interviews with dozens of negotiators, intermediaries, and policy makers. The authors describe how, despite the political clamor surrounding any hint of better relations with Havana, serious negotiations have been conducted by every presidential administration since Eisenhower's through secret, back-channel diplomacy
Central America and the polls : a study of U.S. public opinion polls on U.S. foreign policy toward El Salvador and Nicaragua under the Reagan administration by William M LeoGrande( Book )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuban dependency : a comparison of pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary Cuban international economic relations by William M LeoGrande( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of the party system in revolutionary Cuba by William M LeoGrande( Book )

2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raíces de la política norteamericana hacia Nicaragua by Jerry Wayne Sanders( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in Spanish and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuba at the crossroads by Philip Brenner( )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This concise overview focuses on Cuba since Raúl Castro stepped down as president, bringing together leading scholars to analyze the island's politics, economy, foreign policy, and society. The book includes a substantive introduction setting the historical context, as well as a chronology and primary source documents
The United States and Cuba after the cold war : the 1994 refugee crisis by William M LeoGrande( )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This case study examines the Clinton administration's response to the rapid influx of Cuban refugees into the United States in 1994. Part A describes U.S.-Cuban relations during the Cold War, the roots of the 1994 refugee crisis, and the dilemma the Clinton administration faced as it sought to resolve this problem. Part B examines the administration's response, and the outcome of the U.S.-Cuban negotiations to staunch the flow of refugees into the United States. The case can be used in courses on international relations or foreign policy, and to illustrate the dynamics of crisis management
Modes of political participation in revolutionary Cuba by William M LeoGrande( Book )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The study of political participation has traditionally focussed almost exclusively upon developed western politics. Participation in underdeveloped nations was presumed to be restricted to elites, and participation in communist systems was regarded as 'inauthentic.' Recent studies have challenged these views and called for research to empirically establish the extent and effects of participation in non-western systems. This article is a study of political participation in revolutionary Cuba which utilizes the conceptual apparatus developed by Nie and Verba's cross-national studies. After reviewing the conceptual and methodological problems of applying this framework to the Cuban case, the article attempts to ascertain: (1) the main participatory acts that Cubans engage in, and whether particular modes of participation can be identified; (2) how many Cubans avail themselves of various participatory opportunities; (3) what effect mass participation has on the political system; and (4) how these facets of political participation have evolved since 1959. (Author)
The politics of revolutionary development : civil-military relations in Cuba, 1959-1976 by William M LeoGrande( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1981 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This paper examines the process of building a new political system in revolutionary Cuba, as reflected in the shifing relationship between the armed forces and the communist party. The institution-building process in Cuba was prolonged and difficult, lasting over a decade; this was the result of the unique way in which the Cuban insurrection developed. The Cuban revolution was the first socialist revolution to succeed without a Leninist party in the vanguard of the revolutionary struggle. Instead, the armed forces fulfilled the vanguard role usually played by the communist party. A new party was not inaugurated until 1965, and even then it remained so weak during the 1960's that it was incapable of assuming the directive role in the political process from the armed forces. The paper summarizes the building of the new party, examines the party's weaknesses, and details its relationship to the armed forces during the 1960's. It is argued that the military was not only impervious to party control, but that it wielded considerable influence in the party as a whole
Continuity and change in the Cuban political elite, 1959-1976 by William M LeoGrande( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The aim of this study is to examine, through a diachronic analysis of the Cuban political elite, the dimensions of changes and to suggest some of the dynamics accounting for them. Specifically, we will be examining the changing pattern of institutional relationships within the Cuban political system and the integration of the political elite. The data will show that during the 1960's the Cuban communist party did not play the 'leading role' in politics which is typical of ruling communist parties, and that during this period the party was torn by serious factionalism. Since 1970, however, there is evidence that this factionalism has been reduced, that the political elite has become increasingly integrated, and that the party has finally emerged as the dominant institution in the Cuban political system. Further, we shall find that these major changes were accomplished quite smoothly, with a minimum of attrition among members of the elite. Faced in 1959 with a political landscape devoid of viable institutions, Cuba's revolutionary leaders have now, some seventeen years later, succeeded in creating a political system which corresponds to the Marxist-Leninist model they adopted in 1961
Dilemmas of Cuban foreign policy in the 1980s by William M LeoGrande( Book )

3 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In both an economic and a military sense, Cuba's national security has been since 1959, a function of its relations with the United States and the Soviet Union. Cuba's policy towards the Third World can only be understood within this more important constellation of relations. Cuba's effort to cast itself as a leader in the Third World has been an important element of its overall strategy for survival. Just as Yugoslavia sought the leadership of the Nonaligned Movement to block Soviet retribution for Tito's deviation from orthodoxy, Cuba has sought similar prominence as protection from attack by the United States or abandonment by Soviet Union. In sorth, there are no more easy gains to be made by Cuban diplomacy. Both in Latin America and in the Third World generally, Cuban foreign policy is reaching the limits imposed upon it by its own ideological commitments and its relations with the Soviet Union. Moreover, the exacerbation of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union has once again placed Cuba at the focal point of the cold war, forcing it to concentrate its attention on maintaining the closest possible relationship with the Soviets
The Cuban communist party and electoral politics : adaptation, succession, and transition by William M LeoGrande( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Our own backyard : the United States in Central America, 1977-1992
Alternative Names
Grande, William M. Leo

LeoGrande, W.M.

Leogrande, William

Leogrande, William L.

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Spanish (14)