The Quest for Security in the Caribbean: Problems and Promises in Subordinate States

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The subject is usually treated either as tangent to the interests of the US and European powers or in a fragmented way--in country case studies, or with a focus on selected issues. This study differs by examining regional security problems (of the English-speaking Carribbean, also known as the Commonwealth Caribbean), identifying problems and exploring some steps that the Caribbean states might take to safeguard their interests. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781563240898
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/31/1993
  • Pages: 332

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures
Preface and Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 3
2 Caribbean Security Perceptions 19
3 The Capabilities of Caribbean States 50
4 Individual Security Measures: The Larger States 85
5 Individual Security Measures in the Eastern Caribbean and Jamaica 118
6 Collective Security Measures 148
7 Geopolitics of the Region 175
8 Ideology in the Caribbean 217
9 Drugs and Security 243
10 Security Safeguards in the 1990s 276
Appendix 1: Memorandum of Understanding 287
Appendix 2: Military, Paramilitary, and Police Forces in the Caribbean 294
Appendix 3: Acronyms and Abbreviations 297
Selected Bibliography 299
Name Index 309
Subject Index 313
About the Author 321
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