Governance in the Non-Independent Caribbean: Challenges and Opportunities in the Twenty-first Century
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Governance in the Non-Independent Caribbean: Challenges and Opportunities in the Twenty-first Century

By Peter Clegg; Emile Pantojas-García
US$ 9.99
Book Description

This edited volume brings together the perspectives of scholars and officials from Europe and the Caribbean to provide a much-needed international, comparative and interdisciplinary perspective on the status and performance of the non-independent territories in the Caribbean. The status of the non-independent Caribbean remains problematic. None of the islands wish to stand on their own as sovereign states, but many are also dissatisfied with the status quo. They have surrendered aspects of their political, economic and cultural identities to external centres of power, leading to a complex and sometimes unsatisfactory state of affairs in both the territories and their metropoles.

Governance in the Non-Independent Caribbean: Challenges and Opportunities in the Twenty First Century utilises the current debates in political science, international relations, international political economy, and development studies to create a framework of analysis to consider trends within the non-independent Caribbean. The book offers an interdisciplinary and international set of contributions providing an assessment of how these rather forgotten but important territories are facing the challenges of globalisation through a particularly interesting and unusual set of governance arrangements.

Table of Contents
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • LIST OF TABLES
  • FOREWORD
  • PREFACE
  • ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
  • INTRODUCTION NON-INDEPENDENT TERRITORIES AND SMALL STATES: RETROSPECT AND PROSPECT
  • ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS
  • MAP OF THE CARIBBEAN HIGHLIGHTING THE NON-INDEPENDENT TERRITORIES
  • PART I: TERRITORIAL POLITY IN THE AGE OF POST-COLONIALISM
    • GOVERNING THE UK CARIBBEANOVERSEAS TERRITORIES: A Two-Way Perspective
    • The Implosion of the Netherlands Antilles
    • US Non-Incorporated Territories in the Caribbean: Factors Contributing to Stalemate or to Potential Political Change in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands
    • Recent Developments in the French Antilles: The Political-Institutional Debate and the Difficult Reconciliation of Conflicting Aspirations
  • PART II: GLOBALISATION AND DEVELOPMENT
    • The Benefits of Being neither Fish nor Fowl: The UK Caribbean Overseas Territories in the International Community
    • Governing the Offshore –Non-Independent Caribbean Jurisdictions, the EU and the International
    • The French Caribbean andthe Challenge of Neoliberal Globalisation: The Silent Death of Tricolore Development?
    • The End of Metropolitan Protectionism: Trade Liberalisation and Economic Development in Puerto Rico
  • PART III: IDENTITY AND MIGRATION
    • Migration Paradoxes of Non-Sovereignty: A Comparative Perspective on the Dutch Caribbean
    • The Nation in the Diaspora: The Multiple Repercussions of Puerto Rican Emigration
    • Migration in the French Caribbean: People from Around Here and Over There and the Question of Visibility
  • PART IV: THE NON-INDEPENDENT CARIBBEAN IN CONTEXT
    • Geopolitics in the South Atlantic: Contemporary Governance and the UK Overseas Territory of the Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)
    • Gibraltar: When is a Colony Decolonised?
    • A View of the Metropole
  • Conclusion
  • Notes on contributors
  • Index
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