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Pursuing Postdependency Politics: South-South Relations in the Caribbean

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Erisman argues that the option of South-South relations can be a viable way for a developing country to move beyond dependency. Although focusing on the South-South initiatives of the West Indian CARICOM states, he also sheds light on the evolving role of small states in general in the contemporary international system. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555870782
  • Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/1992
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Pages: 164

Table of Contents

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1 The CARICOM States and International Relations: A Macroperspective 1
The Role of CARICOM States in International Affairs 5
Beyond Dependency: A Brief Overview 19
2 From Dependency to Controlled Dependence: Postdependency Strategies for the CARIC0M States 33
Dependency Versus Dependence: The Basic Dialectic of Postdependency Politics 35
Controlled Dependence: The Quest for Political Space and Bargaining Power 39
Structural Power and Balanced Interdependence: The Ultimate Goals of Postdependency Politics 44
Strategies of Postdependency Politics 46
3 The Evolution of CARICOM Postdependency Politics: Exercising the South-South Option 59
CARICOM's Precursors: The West Indies Federation and CARIFTA 59
CARICOM: The Metamorphosis to a South-South Dimension 65
4 From Theory to Practice: A Viability Analysis of CARICOM South-South Postdependency Politics 105
Facilitating Factors 106
Inhibiting Factors 117
Weighing the Factors 127
5 CARICOM and the Prospects for Postdependency Politics 135
The Established Dimensions of CARICOM Postdependency Politics 138
Untapped Dimensions of CARICOM Postdependency Politics 147
Conclusion 150
Index 155
About the Book and Author 164
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