Democracy In The Caribbean

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Regional experts have long noted the surprising rate of democratization in the Caribbean. Ten out of the twelve English-speaking Caribbean island-states -- among a total of sixteen independent Caribbean nations -- have maintained relatively stable democracies since independence, a better rate of success than that of Latin America. In Democracy In The Caribbean sixteen Caribbean area specialists offer both global and regional perspectives in an effort to explain why this is so. ...
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Overview

Regional experts have long noted the surprising rate of democratization in the Caribbean. Ten out of the twelve English-speaking Caribbean island-states -- among a total of sixteen independent Caribbean nations -- have maintained relatively stable democracies since independence, a better rate of success than that of Latin America. In Democracy In The Caribbean sixteen Caribbean area specialists offer both global and regional perspectives in an effort to explain why this is so.
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International Affairs
Democracy in the Caribbean is a collection of essays on the region's liberal democratic traditions and experiences. It highlights their strengths and weaknesses as members of the inter-American geopolitical and security system... The central question: Why has liberal democracy flourished in the Caribbean? is clearly and persuasively presented.
International Affairs

Democracy in the Caribbean is a collection of essays on the region's liberal democratic traditions and experiences. It highlights their strengths and weaknesses as members of the inter-American geopolitical and security system... The central question: Why has liberal democracy flourished in the Caribbean? is clearly and persuasively presented.

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Provides both an analysis of the origins of the region's current strengths and weaknesses and a basis for meeting the policy challenges of the future. The volume is organized in three main parts. The first examines the interaction between the area's social evolution and its politics. The second presents four cases that address common problems as well as national idiosyncracies. The final section addresses the questions for policymakers posed in the preceding chapters. The final chapter sets forth a strategy and a program to be undertaken by the nations of the Caribbean to deal with the range of political, social, security, and economic problems described in the study. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801844515
  • Publisher: Hopkins Fulfillment Service
  • Publication date: 5/19/1993
  • Series: World Peace Foundation Study Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 332
  • Sales rank: 1,412,936
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1 The Caribbean Question: Why Has Liberal Democracy (Surprisingly) Flourished? 1
Pt. 1 Politics & Societies
2 The Societies of the Caribbean since Independence 29
3 The Internationalization of Corruption and Violence: Threats to the Caribbean in the Post-Cold War World 42
4 Westminster Adapted: The Political Order of the Commonwealth Caribbean 57
5 The Future of Democracy in the Caribbean 74
Pt. 2 Cases
6 The Eastern Caribbean States: Fledgling Sovereignties in the Global Environment 99
7 Structural Adjustment and the Ethnic Factor in Caribbean Societies 122
8 The Dominican Republic: Contemporary Problems and Challenges 150
9 The Role of the Puerto Rican People in the Caribbean 173
Pt. 3 Policy
10 The Economies of the English-speaking Caribbean since 1960 189
11 The International Economy and the Caribbean: The 1990s and Beyond 212
12 The Drug Problem: Policy Options for Caribbean Countries 229
13 The Future of Regional Security in the Caribbean 238
14 Twenty-first Century Challenges for the Caribbean and the United States: Toward a New Horizon 255
Notes 277
Contributors 303
Index 305
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