would be a lack of development in terms of just how much these two theories
explain, as the question of exactly how the old paradigms and the new
ones fit together remains to be answered. What is the broader pattern
of power in U.S.-Latin American relations? Perhaps some sort of complicated
quantitative analysis is necessary.
In addition, I have also sought to historicize their theories by using
the case studies provided in Close Encounters. Master narrative
and broader patterns of power aside, these new approaches also need
to be critiqued in terms of the metanarratives of U.S.-Latin American
encounters. In short, theories and interpretive approaches need to be
constantly and heavily re-examined.