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Papers on Latin America from a May 1972 Airlie House Conference, as later modified by their authors. Topics discussed: (1) People: the New Leadership Generation; Student Activism in Transition; Women — Are New Roles Fashionable? (2) Politics: Prospects for Violence; Elections and the Populist Challenge; Patterns of Civil-Military Rule. (3) Economics: Policymaking for National Economic Growth; Perspectives on Economic Policymaking; Evaluating Direct Foreign Investment in Latin America. (4) International Relationships: Conflict and Cooperation among Latin American States; the Nonhemispheric Powers in Latin America; the Politics of Direct Foreign Investment. The concluding section summarizes major trends and gives "suggestions for keeping in touch." Latin America is neither as revolutionary nor as reactionary as often thought. Increasingly stable and sophisticated institutions now provide determined leadership for reforms. The future will not be determined by the violence of outside groups, but by the interactions among major institutions, which are all too frequently not in effective communication with their U.S. counterparts.

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