Introduction: Different perspectives on Changes and conflict in the transatlantic world

Cátia Miriam Costa, Luis Fretes Carreras


The panel ‘Transatlantic changes within economic crisis and global conflicts’ was presented in the international relations topic area at the CEISAL Congress in Salamanca in 2016. From this panel, we decided to select the presentations that represented a broader perspective of Atlantic relations, covering international relations, economics and literature. This selection gave origin to this special issue to rethink the exchanges during our debate. The articles included embody an approach to contemporary challenges in this area of the world, contributing to the emerging literature on transatlantic relations. We intend to contribute to an interdisciplinary perception of transatlantic relations, and by focusing on relations between Latin America and the other side of the Atlantic, including Europe and the Middle East, we will move the traditional standpoint based on US/Europe relations.


Campello, D. (ed.) (2015), The Politics of Market Discipline in Latin America Globalization and Democracy, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Castro, J. E. de (2008), The Spaces of Latin American Literature: Tradition, Globalization, and Cultural Production, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Elson, A. (2013), Globalization and Development: Why East Asia Surged Ahead and Latin America Fell Behind, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Garrett, C. S. (2018), ‘Constructing narratives of global order: The Obama presidency, TPP, TTIP, and the contested politics of geoeconomics’, Atlantic Studies, 2 April, Accessed 23 April 2018.

Millett, R. L., Holes, J. S., Pérez, O. J. (eds) (2009), Latin American Democracy emerging Reality or Endangered Species?, London: Routledge.

Moreira, C. (2017), ‘El largo ciclo del progresismo latinoamericano y su freno: Los cambios políticos en América Latina de la última década (2003–15)’

(‘The long cycle of Latin American progressivism and its brake: The political changes in Latin America during the last decade’), Revista Brasileira de Ciências Sociais, 93, pp. 1–27.

Nilsson, M. and Gustafsson, J. (eds) (2012), Latin America Responses to Globalization in the 21st Century, London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Sznadjer, M. and Roniger, L. (2009), The Politics of Exile in Latin America, London: Cambridge University Press.


  • There are currently no refbacks.