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Type Book
Title The Political Economy of Caribbean Development
Author(s)
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2013
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
City London
Country/State United Kingdom
URL https://books.google.md/books?hl=ro&lr;=&id=3d3QAQAAQBAJ&oi;
Abstract
Studies of the global political economy have rarely engaged with development in the Caribbean, the thought of its indigenous intellectuals, or the non-sovereign territories of the region. Matthew Bishop compares the development of the independent English-speaking islands of St Lucia and St Vincent and their non-sovereign French neighbours, Martinique and Guadeloupe. By explaining how distinctive patterns of British and French colonialism and decolonisation came to bear on them, he investigates how very different patterns of development have subsequently ensued, often with startling consequences in this era of globalization and crisis. By engaging with the empirical reality of the Caribbean, his study sheds light on a range of wider debates relating to development, indigenous thought, post-colonial sovereignty, small states, and the contemporary evolution of the global political economy.

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