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Sunset over the islands : the Caribbean in an age of global and regional challenges

Author: Andrés Serbín
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The great innovation of Sunset over the Islands is that the author has used post Cold-War literature on globalisation to redefine the purpose and value of Caribbean Studies. Andres Serbin focuses on the problems facing the Caribbean region in the changing circumstances of the new world order and the trend towards a global economy. He considers the changes in regional identities, economic structures and the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Andrés Serbín
ISBN: 0312210809 9780312210809
OCLC Number: 37663300
Description: xx, 136 pages : map ; 23 cm
Contents: Perplexities and uncertainties--paradigms, ideas and maps in the global world --
Globalisation, regionalisation, integration --
The theoretical debate--between the crisis of paradigms and theoretical pluralism --
Ideas, epistemic communities, traditions and state policies --
Maps for navigation --
Crisis of identity and reconfiguration of the Caribbean Basin --
The building of regional identities --
Contemporary genealogy of the Caribbean Basin --
Narratives, readings and reinterpretations --
Toward the Greater Caribbean as a new founding myth? --
The globalising impact and regional reconfiguration --
Economic globalisation --
The socialisation of globalisation--state and civil society --
Globalisation and regionalisation--the hemispheric effects --
Regional security--the end of the geopolitical discourse as a regional catalyst --
From geopolitical discourse to economic unease --
The socio-political impact of globalisation and regionalisation --
The process of regionalisation in the Greater Caribbean --
Intergovernmental regionalism--the Association of Caribbean States --
Background to the creation of the ACS --
Obstacles and difficulties in the configuration of the ACS --
The social network of the regionalisation process in the Greater Caribbean --
Transnational relations in the Greater Caribbean--the background --
Transnational relations in the Greater Caribbean and the business sector --
Non-governmental organisations and alternative projects --
The academic network and the emerging epistemic community --
By way of preliminary conclusion.
Responsibility: Andrés Serbin.
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No region of the world has been so affected as the Caribbean by the geopolitical and economic changes caused by the end of the Cold War and the impact of globalization. This book analyzes the  Read more...

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