Books

Books are listed in chronological order by publication date (latest first). Edited volumes include a table of contents, with the name of each author stated in italics after their respective chapter. Where available, book reviews have been linked to at the end of each entry.


Venezuela, ALBA, and the Limits of Postneoliberal Regionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Asa K. Cusack

Language: English

Publication date: August 2018

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 978-1-349-95002-7 (hardback), 978-1-349-95003-4 (ebook)

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Understanding ALBA: The Progress, Problems and Prospects of Alternative Regionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean

Editor: Asa K. Cusack

Language: English

Publication date: May 2018

Publisher: Institute for Latin American Studies

ISBN: 978-1-908857-22-4 (paperback), 978-1-908857-59-0 (ebook)

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Chapters:

1. Introduction: ALBA from dawn to dusk? Asa K. Cusack
2. Self-awareness and critique: an overview of ALBA research Christopher David Absell
3. ALBA and the fourth wave of regionalism in Latin America Olivier Dabène
4. A very Latin American social policy: ALBA, counter-hegemonic regionalism, and ‘living well’ Kepa Artaraz
5. The first five years of the SUCRE: successes and limitations of ALBA’s regional virtual currency Stephanie Pearce
6. ALBA in Nicaragua: political, economic and development implications Gloria Carrión
7. Pragmatism left, right, and centre? Revisiting ALBA accession in the Eastern Caribbean Asa K. Cusack
8. Venezuela, ALBA, and the Communal Economic System Helen Yaffe
9. From magical state to magical region? Ecology, labour and socialism in ALBA Rowan Lubbock
10. Venezuela in crisis: how sustainable is its support for ALBA? José Manuel Puente
11. Progress, problems, and prospects of ALBA’s alternative regionalism Asa K. Cusack

Review by Andrea Ribeiro Hoffmann in International Affairs Vol. 94, No. 6 (2018) available here.


ALBA-TCP: Anatomía de la integración que no fue (ALBA-TCP: Anatomy of integration that was not)

Author: Daniel Benzi

Language: Spanish

Publication date: September 2017

Publisher: Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar/Imago Mundi

ISBN: 978-9978-19-819-3 (paperback)

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Review by Marc Saint-Upéry in Problèmes d’Amérique Latine No. 106-107 (2017) available here (French).


Decline of U.S. Hegemony? A Challenge of ALBA and a New Latin American Integration of the Twenty-First Century

Editors: Bruce M. Bagley and Magdelena Defort

Language: English

Publication date: July 2015

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 978-1-4985-0674-8 (hardback), 978-1-4985-0675-5 (ebook)

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Chapters:

1. A Guide to ALBA: What is the Bolivarian Alternative to the Americas and What Does It Do? Joel D. Hirst and Chistopher Sabatini
2. New Philosophy and Socialism of the 21st Century John W. Murphy
3. Chávez and ALBA David Adams and Phil Gunson
4. Political and Ideological Aspects of the Alianza Bolivariana Para Los Pueblos De Nuestra América – Tratado De Comercio De Los Pueblos (ALBA – TCP): Viability and Sustainability?
5. ALBA: Ideology overcomes integration? Josette Altmann Borbón
6. Neo-Bolivarian Challenges: Cuba and Venezuela and Their Foreign Policies Magdalena Defort
7. Morales’ Bolivia and ALBA Marten W. Brienen
8. ALBA and Petro-Caribe: Successes and a Paradoxical Failure of Venezuelan Soft Power in the Caribbean Anthony P. Maingot
9. ALBA and Central America: Nicaraguan Integration and Sub-Regional Mistrust Cristina Eguizábal
10. The Post- Washington Consensus Regional Integration in South America Convergence and Divergence in ALBA and UNASUR: A Comparative Perspective Khatchik Der Ghougassian
11. Military Geometry of ALBA: Venezuela’s Armed Forces, Terrorism, and Revolutionary Islam Magdalena Defort
12. UNASUR: Constructing the South American Identity Marcela Ganem
13. The South American Defense Council vis a vis ALBA: Dilemmas and Contradictions of the New Security Diplomacy Raúl Benítez Manaut and Rut Diamint
14. ALBA and Economic Regionalization in Latin America Roberto Domínguez
15. ALBA-TCP: A Viable and Sustainable Alternative? Marcela Anzola-Gil
16. The Bolivarian Alliance and the United States of America – Incompatible Ideas Joel D. Hirst
17. Russia and ALBA: A Marriage of Convenience Vladimir Rouvinski
18. Europe and the New Latin America. Spanish Perception of New Trends in South American Security and Integration: Focus on ALBA Joaquín Roy
19. Chinese Engagement with the ALBA Countries: A Relationship of Mutual Convenience? R. Evan Ellis

Review by Philip Chrimes in International Affairs Vol. 92, No. 3 (2016) available here.

Review by Thomas Muhr in Bulletin of Latin American Research Vol. 37, No. 4 (2018) available here.


El ALBA-TCP: Origen y fruto del nuevo regionalismo latinoamericano y caribeño (The ALBA-TCP: Origins and fruits of the new Latin American and Caribbean regionalism)

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Editors: Maribel Aponte García and Gloria Amézquita Puntiel

Language: Spanish

Publication date: May 2015

Publisher: CLACSO

ISBN: 978-987-722-078-0 (ebook/paperback)

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1. La Teorización del Nuevo Regionalismo Estratégico en el ALBA-TCP Maribel Aponte García
2. La construcción transnacional del ALBA -TC P en El Salvador, Nicaragua y los Estados Unidos de América. Contra-globalización y una política revolucionaria de lugar, espacio y escala Thomas Muhr
3. La construcción de la emergente política social regional de educación en la Alianza Bolivariana para los Pueblos de Nuestra América. Tratado de comercio de los pueblos (ALBA-TCP). Desafío a la pobreza y la desigualdad Dagmar Guardiola Ortiz
4. Las empresas grannnacionales. Algunas notas aclaratorias Andrea Califano
5. Una Perspectiva Caribeña sobre el Regionalismo. ¿Cuál es el rol de la CELAC? Jessica Byron
6. CARICOM. Desafíos económicos, integración regional y la CELAC Antonio F. Romero
7. Las relaciones de Cuba con la Comunidad del Caribe (CARICOM). Contando la historia y pensando el futuro Milagros Martínez Reinosa
8. Las relaciones Cuba-CARICOM . Presente y futuro en un entorno cambiante Jacqueline Laguardia Martínez
9. La integración regional como una alternativa al (o del) desarrollo. Pugna entre lo energético y lo ambiental Gisele Lorena González Celis
10. Geopolítica de los recursos naturales Bernardo Salgado Rodrigues
11. ALBA -TCP versus Alianza del Pacífico en el manejo de las inversione y el comercio. Un análisis desde los países miembros de la Comunidad Andina Adriana R. Cadena Cancino
12. Declaración de los Derechos Humanos en la Constitución Bolivariana de Venezuela. El caso de Barrio Adentro Mirna M. Lascano y Sandra V. Angeleri
13. A Tribute To Hugo Chávez, Cimarrón Bolivariano. Keynote Speech Delivered at the Casa de ALBA Cultural, Havana, Cuba, December 5, 2013 Norman Girvan
14. Hugo Chávez. Liderazgo para Venezuela; Liderazgo para el Caribe Cynthia McKinney


El nuevo regionalismo estratégico: Los primeros diez años del ALBA-TCP  (The new strategic regionalism: The first ten years of the ALBA-TCP)

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Author: Maribel Aponte Garcia

Language: Spanish

Publication date: November 2014

Publisher: CLACSO

ISBN: 978-987-722-033-9 (ebook/paperback)

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ALBA-TCP: Integración contra-hegemónica y desarrollo autónomo (ALBA-TCP: Counter-hegemonic integration and autonomous development)

Author: Omar Vázquez Heredia

Language: Spanish

Publication date: January 2014

Publisher: Fondo Editorial de la Asamblea Nacional “Willian Lara”

ISBN: 978-980-7603-13-3 (paperback)

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Counter-Globalization and Socialism in the 21st Century:
The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America

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Editor: Thomas Muhr   

Language: English

Publication date: June 2013  

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415669078 (hardback), 9781138909434 (paperback), 9780203503874 (ebook)

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Chapters:

1. Introduction: The Enigma of Socialism (Thomas Muhr)
2. Twenty-first Century Socialism: A Political and Pedagogical Act. Some Keys to Understanding (Eduardo Leal Chacón)
3. Counter-Globalisation and a Revolutionary Politics of Place and Space: The Transnational Construction of the ALBA-TCP in Nicaragua, El Salvador and the United States of America (Thomas Muhr)
4. The ALBA–TCP Council of Social Movements: A Double-Turn in Counter-hegemony (Jennifer Martinez)
5. Rethinking Legitimacy in International Law: the ALBA-TCP’s Place for Justice (Mohsen Al Attar & Edward Miller
6. Cuban Socialism: Inspiration to the ALBA-TCP (Helen Yaffe)

7. The New Strategic Regionalism in the ALBA-TCP: Alternatives to the Food and Energy Crises (Maribel Aponte-García)
8. The SUCRE and the ALBA-TCP Monetary Union: Responses from the South to the Global Crisis (Antulio Rosales and Manuel Cerezal
9. Cultural Policy and 21st Century Socialism (Hazel Marsh)

10. Post-secularity and Political Hope in 21st Century Socialism (Lucia Michelutti)
11. The Politics of the Audiovisual Cultural Revolution in Latin America and the Caribbean (Libia Villazana)

12. From the Local to the Regional and Back: Bolivia’s Politics of Decolonizing Education in the Context of the ALBA-TCP (Mieke Lopes Cardozo and Jesse Strauss)
13. Global Struggles for Climate Justice and the ALBA-TCP Council of Social Movements: An Activist Perspective (Alice Cutler and Yasmine Brien)

Review by Laurence Goodchild in the International Journal of Cuban Studies Vol. 6, No. 2 (2014) available here.

Review by William Carroll in the Canadian Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies Vol. 39, No. 1 (2014) available here.


The ALBA: Inside Venezuela’s Bolivarian Alliance

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Author: Joel D. Hirst

Language: English   

Publication date: 2012  

Publisher: InterAmerican Institute for Democracy

ISBN: 9781477497623 (paperback)

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Chapters:

i. Introduction
ii. Acknowledgements
1. The ALBA Rears its Head
2. The ALBA in History
3. Socialism of the 21st Century
4. ALBA as a Trade Agreement?
5. ALBA, More than a Trade Agreement
6. ALBA: From Integration to Ideological Alliance
7. The ALBA in Their Own Words
8. Dictatorships of the 21st Century
9. The Infrastructure of the Bolivarian Alliance
10. How Does the ALBA Behave? A Venezuela Story
11. Nicaragua, Bolivia & Ecuador’s 21st Century Socialism
12. The ALBA, Iran & Terrorism
13. The ALBA as a Narco-Organization


Venezuela and the ALBA: Counter-Hegemony, Geographies of Integration and Development, and Higher Education For All

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Author: Thomas Muhr

Language: English

Publication date: July 2011

Publisher: VDM/Akademikerverlag

ISBN: 9783639309041 (paperback)

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ALBA: ¿Una nueva forma de Integración Regional? (ALBA: A new form of Regional Integration?)

Editor: Josette Altmann Borbón

Language: Spanish

Publication date: February 2011

Publisher: Editorial Teseo

ISBN: 9789871354818 (paperback/ebook)

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El rediseño de América Latina
ALCA, MERCOSUR y ALBA (The Redesign of Latin America: ALCA, MERCOSUR and ALBA)

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Author: Claudio Katz

Language: Spanish

Publication date: August 2006

Publisher: Ediciones Luxemburg

ISBN: 987-21734-5-6 (paperback)

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Review by Richard A. Dello Buono in Critical Sociology Vol. 33, No. 4 (2007) available here.

3 thoughts on “Books

    • Thank you very much Maribel!

      Your previous papers published in the International Journal of Cuban Studies and elsewhere online have been very insightful, I’m sure the book is excellent too. Unfortunately I am unable to read Spanish, therefore lots of literature about the ALBA is not linked to on this website. If I put a section up on this page about your book, is it OK for me to link the pdf file that you have provided in this comment?

      Regards, Laurence Goodchild

  1. Dear Lauren, Congratulations on your work on making ALBA documents available. I deeply appreciate your kind words regarding my work. Yes, you can link the pdf file that I provided in my comment. CLACSO has a open access policy and documents are available through their virtual library and online bookstore. Thank you again, Maribel

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