Actual Problems of
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DOI: 10.21202/1993-047X.11.2017.3.134-146

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Authors :
1. Alfredo A. Torrealba, Magister Scientiarum Foreign Affairs; radio presenter
Saint Petersburg University; Interstate radio company La Radio del Sur

The two main approaches of moral diplomacy in Latin America

Objective: to study the international political phenomena, which in the twentieth century were defined by certain scientific communities and governments of the world as “moral diplomacy”.

Methods: dialectical approach to cognition of social phenomena, allowing to analyze them in historical development and functioning in the context of the totality of objective and subjective factors, that determined the choice of the following research methods: formal-logical, systemic.

Results: the concept of “moral diplomacy” is considered from different points of view. The sources of information analyzed in this work ascertain that there is a relationship between the concept of «moral diplomacy» and the two main approaches to its consideration. Despite the small amount of information on the subject, we managed to gather a sufficient number of documents in which the term “moral diplomacy” is applied to both certain types of foreign policy and some diplomatic strategies. We attempted to provide actual historical facts and identify the main scientific conceptions on the matter, as well as to form new ideas and concepts that would help to distinguish between different modern political scenarios. One of these concepts is “Contemporary moral diplomacy” that the U.S. government used as a diversion in an attempt to strengthen and extend their domination over Latin America.

Scientific novelty: the information presented in the article helps to understand one of the types of modern diplomatic strategies used in the activities of the United States aimed to retain control in Latin American countries, and the possible actions that countries can take to defend themselves from this strategy.

Practical significance: the main provisions and conclusions of the article can be used in research and teaching for the consideration of various contemporary political scenarios. In particular, the understanding of moral and immoral diplomatic strategies may be useful in the interpretation of international political movements in some countries such as the United States.

Keywords :

International law; Immoral diplomacy; Immoral foreign policy; Missionary diplomacy; Moral diplomacy; Moral foreign policy; Dissolute diplomacy

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Citation :

Torrealba A. A. The two main approaches of moral diplomacy in Latin America, Actual Problems of Economics and Law, 2017, vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 134–146 (in Russ.). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21202/1993-047X.11.2017.3.134-146

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