Internet Gambling Offshore: Caribbean Struggles over Casino Capitalism [NOOK Book]

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The Antigua versus US dispute over Internet gambling makes little sense at surface level. What logic would push a tiny Caribbean state like Antigua, with a population of less than 70,000 people, to wage a protracted struggle against the United States? And, what is more, to do so via the World Trade Organization, a multilateral organization in which the US traditionally played a dominant role?

Cooper examines this case in the wider context of ...
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Internet Gambling Offshore: Caribbean Struggles over Casino Capitalism

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Overview

The Antigua versus US dispute over Internet gambling makes little sense at surface level. What logic would push a tiny Caribbean state like Antigua, with a population of less than 70,000 people, to wage a protracted struggle against the United States? And, what is more, to do so via the World Trade Organization, a multilateral organization in which the US traditionally played a dominant role?

Cooper examines this case in the wider context of international political economy and diplomatic context. Gambling analogies, as highlighted by the famous 'Casino Capitalism' metaphor of Susan Strange, have intensified amidst the financial crisis. Yet, this is the first major study dealing with Internet gambling as an integral albeit controversial component of the world economy. It does so by revealing both the parallels and the differences between the nature and the treatment of gambling and offshore finance.
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ANDREW F. COOPER Distinguished Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada, and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, Canada. He is co-editor of Rising States, Rising Institutions: Challenges for Global Governance, Which Way Latin America: Hemispheric Politics Meets Globalization and The Diplomacies of Small States: Between Vulnerability and Resilience and author of Celebrity Diplomacy.
Professor,
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Table of Contents

Introduction—Reconfiguring Casino Capitalism
Virtual Vice or Innovative Virtue?
The US Takes a Hard Line: Stigmatizing the Internet Gambling Industry
Antigua Responds: The Commercialization of Diplomacy
Taking the Struggle (through the WTO) to the US
The Global Reach of the 'Big Chill' on Internet Gambling
The Big Implications of a Small but Straddling Case
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