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Caribbean sovereignty, development, and democracy in an age of globalization

Author: Linden Lewis
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2013.
Series: Routledge advances in international relations and global politics, v. 100.
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Many of the nations of the Caribbean that have become independent states have maintained as a central, organizing, nationalist principle the importance in the beliefs of the ideals of sovereignty, democracy, and development. Yet in recent years, political instability, the relative size of these nations, and the increasing economic vulnerabilities of the region have generated much popular and policy discussions over  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Linden Lewis
ISBN: 1136274332 9781136274336 9780203110317 0203110315 9781283973069 1283973065
OCLC Number: 845532904
Description: 1 online resource (x, 257 pages).
Contents: Front Cover; Caribbean Sovereignty, Development and Democracy in an Ageof Globalization; Copyright Page; Contents; Introduction: Sovereignty, Heterodoxy, and the Last Desperate Shibboleth of Caribbean Nationalism: Linden Lewis; Part I: Neoliberalism and the Paradox of Sovereigntyin the Caribbean; 1. Class, Power, Sovereignty: Haiti before and after the Earthquake: Alex Dupuy; 2. Transnational Capitalist Globalization and the Limits of Sovereignty: State, Security, Order, Violence, and the Caribbean: Hilbourne A. Watson. 3. The Dissolution of the Myth of Sovereignty in the Caribbean: Linden Lewis4. Dependent Capitalism and the Challenge to Democracy and Sovereignty in the Caribbean: Anton L. Allahar; Part II: Arrested Development and the Cultural Turn; 5. The "Myth" of Development: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago: Dave Ramsaran; 6. Paradoxical Sovereignty: Imagining Caribbean Futures: Silvio Torres-Saillant; 7. Sovereignty/Intimacy: Political Openings in Contemporary Jamaica: Deborah A. Thomas; Part III:Caribbean Futures. 8. Curaçaons on the Question of Home: The Lure of Autochthony and Its Alternatives: Francio Guadeloupe9. Nonsovereign Futures?: French Caribbean Politics in the Wake of Disenchantment: Yarimar Bonilla; 10. Jamaica on the Cusp of Fifty: Whither Nationalism and Sovereignty?: Brian Meeks; Afterword: Cary Fraser; About the Contributors; Index.
Series Title: Routledge advances in international relations and global politics, v. 100.
Responsibility: edited by Linden Lewis.

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Many of the nations of the Caribbean that have become independent states have maintained as a central, organizing, nationalist principle the importance in the beliefs of the ideals of sovereignty, democracy, and development. Yet in recent years, political instability, the relative size of these nations, and the increasing economic vulnerabilities of the region have generated much popular and policy discussions over the attainability of these goals. The geo-political significance of the region, its growing importance as a major transshipment gateway for illegal drugs coming from Latin Ameri.

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