Academic Papers


Absell, Christopher David (2012) The ALBA-TCP: Looking with Keen Eyes. Problemas del Desarrollo: Revista Latinoamericana de Economia. Vol. 43, No. 169, April – June 2012. [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 16/02/14]

Al Attar, Mohsen and Rosalie Miller (2010) Towards an Emancipatory International Law: the Bolivarian Reconstruction. Third World Quarterly. Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 347 – 363. [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 04/02/14]

Al-Kassimi, Khaled (2018) ALBA: A decolonial delinking performance towards (western) modernity – An alternative to development project. Cogent Social Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 1. [Online: Version of Record][Accessed on 20/03/2019]

Altmann, Josette (2008) The ALBA Bloc: An Alternative Project for Latin America? Elcano Royal Institute [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 04/02/14]

Altmann, Josette (2009) ALBA Institutions and Mechanisms. FLASCO. [Online: Final Copy]  [Accessed on: 05/02/14]

Aponte-Garcia, Maribel (2011) Regional Trade, Grandnational Enterprises and Food Sovereignty in the ALBA-TCP: Strategic Regionalism for 21st Century Socialism. [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 08/08/13]

Artaraz, Kepa (2011) New Latin American networks of solidarity? ALBA’s contribution to Bolivia’s National Development Plan (2006 – 10). Global Social Policy. Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 88 – 105.  [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 04/02/14]

Artaraz, Kepa (2012) Cuba’s Internationalism Revisited: Exporting Literacy, ALBA, and a New Paradigm for South–South Collaboration. Bulletin of Latin American Research. Vol. 31, Issue Supplement S1, pp. 22 – 37 [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 20/12/14]

Azicri, Max (2009) The Castro-Chavez Alliance. Latin American Perspectives. Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 99 – 110 [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 02/04/14]

Backer, Larry and Augusto Molina (2009) Globalizing Cuba: ALBA and the Construction of Socialist Global Trading Systems. Cuba in Transition: Volume 19. Papers from the Nineteenth Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Cuban Economy. July 30th – August 1st [Online: Final Copy 1, Final Copy 2, Working Paper] [Accessed on: 02/04/14]

Baranyi, Stephen,  Andreas E. Feldmann and Lydia Bernier (2015) Solidarity forever? ABC, ALBA and South–South Cooperation in Haiti. Third World Quarterly. Vol. 36, No. 1, pp. 162 – 178 [Online: Final Copy][Accessed on: 10/04/15]

Bendana, Alejandro (2008) From Development Assistance to Development Solidarity: the Role of Venezuela and ALBA. International Development Economic Associates (IDEA’s) [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 03/07/13]

Benzi, Daniele, Tomás Guayasamin and Mónica Vergara (2016) Moving towards a New Regional Financial Architecture? Problems and perspectives of monetary cooperation within the ALBA-TCP. Iberoamerican Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1 [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 08/04/2017]

Berron, Gonzalo (2013) Assessing social participation in integration processes in South America after a decade of progressive governments. Rethinking Regionalisms in Times of Crises (Booklet published by the Transnational Insitute, Instituto Equit and Focus on the Global South) pp. 83 -88 [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 19/02/14]

Cole, Ken (2008) ALBA: a process of concientzacion. The International Journal of Cuban Studies. Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 31 – 41 [Online: Currently Unavailable!]

Cole, Ken (2010a) Jazz in the Time of Globalisation: The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America. Third World Quarterly. Vol. 31, No. 2, pp. 315 – 332 [Online: Final Copy][Accessed on: 05/02/14]

Cole, Ken (2010b) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America Part I: Knowledge is What Counts. International Journal of Cuban Studies. Vol. 2, No. 3-4, pp.248 – 263 [Online: Final Copy, Working Paper]

Cole, Ken (2011) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America Part II: The Imperative of Endogenous Development. International Journal of Cuban Studies. Vol. 3, No. 1, pp.51 – 66 [Online: Final Copy][Accessed on: 05/02/14]

Cole, Ken (2012) Progress in Cuba: The Regional Dimension. International Journal of Cuban Studies. Vol. 4, No. 3/4, pp. 307 [Online: Final Copy][Accessed on: 01/02/14]

Cusack, Asa K. (2014) Protests, Polarisation, and Instability in Venezuela: Why Should the Caribbean Care? Caribbean Journal of International Relations & Diplomacy. Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 99 – 111 [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on 20/12/14]

Cusack, Asa (2015) ALBA, el Tratado de Comercio de los Pueblos y los obstáculos persistentes a la cooperación económica Sur-Sur en América Latina y el Gran Caribe. Anuario de Integración (CRIES), Volume 11, pp. 187-212 [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 08/04/2017]

De Feo, Christina (2010) ALBA: How Much of a Turn to the Left in Latin American Governance and Economic Policy? Council on Hemispheric Affairs. [Online: Final Copy][Accessed on: 02/04/14]

De La Barra, Ximena and Richard Dello Buono (2012) From ALBA to CELAC Toward “Another Integration”? NACLA Report on the Americas. Vol. 45, No. 2, pp.32 – 36 [Online: Final Copy, Alternative Link][Accessed on: 04/05/14]

Dello Buono, Richard (2010) Latin America and the Collapsing Ideological Supports of Neoliberalism. Critical Sociology. Vol. 37, No.1, pp. 9 – 25 [Online: Final Copy][Accessed on: 04/05/14]

Emerson, R. Guy (2013) Institutionalising a Radical Region? The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America. Journal of Iberian and Latin American Research. Vol 19, No. 2, pp.194 – 210. [Online: Final Copy][Accessed on: 04/02/14]

Girvan, Norman (2008) ALBA, Petrocaribe and CARICOM: Issues in a New Dynamic. [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 20/12/14]

González, Celeste Aurora Sánchez (2016) Regulatory Center for Medicines of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBAMED): a new initiative for regulatory integration. Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 08/04/2017]

Gratius, Susanne and José Manuel Puente (2018) The end of the alternative project ALBA? A political and economic perspective. Revista de Estudios Políticos. No. 180 [Online: Version of Record][Accessed on: 20/03/2019]

Harris, David and Diego Azzi (2006) Occasional Paper 3: ALBA Venezuela’s answer to “free trade”: the Bolivarian alternative for the Americas. Focus on the Global South [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on 06/05/13]

Hart-Landsberg, Martin (2009) Learning from ALBA and the Bank of the South: Challenges and Possibilities. Monthly Review. [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 02/05/13]

Hart-Landsberg, Martin (2010) ALBA and the Promise of Cooperative Development. Monthly Review. [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 02/05/13]

Kellogg, Paul (2007) Regional Integration in Latin America: Dawn of an Alternative to Democracy? New Political Science. Vol. 29, No. 2, pp. 187 – 209 [Online: Final Copy, Alternative Link][Accessed on: 04/05/14]

Kellogg, Paul (2012) Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 04/02/14]

Lamrani, Salim (2012) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of our America: The Challenges of Social Intergration. International Journal of Cuban Studies. Vol. 4, No. 3-4, pp. 347 – 365 [Online: Final Copy][Accessed on: 04/05/14]

Lo Brutto, Giuseppe and Carlos Otto Vázquez Salazar (2015) The Strategic Integration of Latin America: A Disputed Project. Latin American Perspectives [Online: Final Copy][Accessed on: 10/04/15]

Michelutti, Lucia (2012) Small Scale Farmers Under Socialist Governments: Venezuela and the ALBA People’s Trade Agreement. IIED. [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 02/04/14]

Muhr, Thomas (2008) Nicaragua re-visited: from neo-liberal “ungovernability” to the Bolivarian Alternative for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA). Globalisation, Societies and Education. Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 147 – 161 [Online: Final Copy , Alternative Link] [Accessed on: 04/12/13]

Muhr, Thomas (2010a) Counter-Hegemonic Regionalism and Higher Education For All: Venezuela and the ALBA. Globalisation, Societies and Education. Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 39 – 57 [Online: Final Copy , Alternative Link][Accessed on: 04/05/2014]

Muhr, Thomas (2010b) TINA Go Home! ALBA and Re-Theorizing Resistance to Global Capitalism. Cosmos and History. Vol. 6, No. 2, pp.27 – 54 [Online: Final Copy , Alternative Link][Accessed on : 04/05/14]

Muhr, Thomas (2012a) (Re)constructing Popular Power in Our America: Venezuela and the Regionalisation of “Revolutionary Democracy” in the ALBA-TCP Space. Third World Quarterly. Vol. 33, No. 2, pp. 225 – 241. [Online: Final Copy, Alternative Link][Accessed on: 04/05/14]

Muhr, Thomas (2012b) The Politics of Space in the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America – Peoples’ Trade Agreement (ALBA-TCP): Transnationalism, the Organized Society, and Counter-Hegemonic Governance. Globalizations. Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. 767 – 782 [Online: Final Copy , Alternative Link][Accessed on: 04/05/14]

Riggirozzi, Pia (2012) Region, Regionness and Regionalism in Latin America: Towards a New Synthesis. New Political Economy. Vol. 17, No. 4, pp. 421 – 443. [Online: Final Copy, Working Paper][Accessed on 04/02/14]

Stevenson, Hayley (2013) Representing Green Radicalism: the limits of state-based representation in global climate governance. Review of International Studies. Vol. 40, No. 1, pp. 177 – 201 [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 20/12/14]

Tashin, Emine (2009) Looking to the Future: Examining the dynamics of ALBA. International Development Economic Associates (IDEA’s) [Online: Final Copy] [Accessed on: 03/07/13]

Watts, Joshua and Joanna Depledge (2018) Latin America in the climate change negotiations: Exploring the AILAC and ALBA coalitions. WIREs Climate Change. Vol. 9, No. 6, pp. [Online: Version of Record][Accessed on 20/03/2019]

International Journal of Cuban Studies: Special Issue


Vol. 3, No. 2-3, of the International Journal of Cuban Studies was a special issue focusing on the ALBA. Available Here.







Treto, Carlos Alzugaray (2011) The future of ALBA and regional integration: An introduction. pp. 95 – 97

Muhr, Thomas (2011) Conceptualising the ALBA-TCP: Third generation regionalism and political economy. pp. 98 – 115

Cole, Ken (2011) Progress into the 21st century: The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America. pp. 116 – 127

Yaffe, Helen (2011) The Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas: An alternative development strategy pp. 128 – 144

Linares, Rosalba (2011) The ALBA alliance and the construction of a new Latin American regionalism. pp. 145 – 156

Girvan, Norman (2011) Is ALBA a new model of integration? Reflections on the CARICOM experience. pp. 157 – 180 [Online: Working Paper]

Aponte-Garcia, Maribel (2011) Intra-regional trade and grandnational enterprises in the Bolivarian Alliance: Conceptual framework, methodology and preliminary analysis. pp. 181 – 197

Tahsin, Emine (2011) Development economics in the ALBA. pp. 198 – 220

Kirk, John M. (2011) Cuban medical cooperation within ALBA: The case of Venezuela. pp.221 – 234

Erisman, H. Michael (2011) ALBA as a NeoBolivarian challenge: Prospects and problems. pp. 235 -259

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