The Diplomacies of Small States: Between Vulnerability and Resilience

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This is an in-depth analysis of the various methods used by small states to overcome their vulnerabilities in the international arena. With its balanced approach and variety of contributions, this book is of interest to researchers and academics who focus on the developing world or multilateral diplomacy.

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Overview

This is an in-depth analysis of the various methods used by small states to overcome their vulnerabilities in the international arena. With its balanced approach and variety of contributions, this book is of interest to researchers and academics who focus on the developing world or multilateral diplomacy.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781137297679
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/24/2012
  • Series: International Political Economy Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDREW F. COOPER is Associate Director and Distinguished FellowatThe Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada, and is Professor of Political Science at theUniversity of Waterloo, Canada. TIMOTHY M. SHAW is Director and Professorfor theInstitute International Relations at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgements
Notes of Contributors
Abbreviations
The Diplomacies of Small States at the Start of 21st Century: How Vulnerable? How Resilient?; A.F.Cooper & T.M.Shaw
PART I: CHALLENGES/REALITIES OF PRACTICING SMALL STATE DIPLOMACY
Thucydides or Kissinger? A Critical Review of Smaller State Diplomacy; G.Baldacchino
Small but Smart: Small States in the Global System; N.Prasad
Singapore and the Soft Power Experience; A.Chong
Dependency Governance and Future Political Development in the Non-Independent Caribbean; C.G.Corbin
The Diplomacy of Caribbean Community States: Searching for Resilience; J.A.Braveboy-Wagner
PART I: CASE STUDIES: SMALL STATES' DIPLOMACY VIS-A-VIS REGIONAL ORGANISATIONS
Can Small States Choose Their Own Size? The Case of a Nordic state – Iceland; B.Thorhallsson
PetroCaribe and CARICOM: Venezuela's Resource Diplomacy and its Impact on Small State Regional Cooperation; A.T.Bryan
The CARIFORUM-EU Economic Partnership Agreement: Impediment or Development Opportunity for CARICOM SIDS?; D.Mohammed
From Afterthought to Center Stage: The Caribbean and the Summit of the Americas Process; D.P.Erikson
PART III: CASE STUDIES: SMALL STATES' DIPMLOMACY VIS-A-VIS INTERNATIONAL ORGANISATIONS
Bringing an Elephant into the Room: Small African State Diplomacy in the WTO; D.Lee
Confronting Vulnerability through Resilient Diplomacy: Antigua and the WTO Internet Gambling Dispute with the United States; A.F.Cooper
The Path to 'International Finance': Bringing (Caribbean) Offshore Financial Centres In; Attenuating the Western Grand Narrative;
D.D.Marshall
Cultural Industries and Cultural Policy in the Context of Globalisation: An Agenda for SIDS; K.Nurse
The Caribbean Confronts the OECD: Tax Competition and Diplomacy; W.Vlcek
Afterword: Vulnerability as a Condition, Resilience as a Strategy; A.Payne
Index

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