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

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M.E. Sharpe, Jan 1, 1993 - History - 320 pages
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This comprehensive work on security in the English-speaking Caribbean, offers a wealth of information about the history, politics, economics and geography of the entire region. The author examines security problems in the region as a geopolitical unit, not on a selective case-study basis, as is usually done. He assesses Caribbean security within a theoretical framework where four factors are critical: perceptions of the political elites; capabilities of the states; the geopolitics of the area; and the ideological orientations of the parties in power. Political and economic issues are judged to be as relevant to security as military factors. The author identifies safeguards which countries in the region may take in the coming decade.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Caribbean Security Perceptions
19
The Capabilities of Caribbean States
50
The Larger States
85
Individual Security Measures in the Eastern Caribbean and Jamaica
118
Collective Security Measures
148
Geopolitics of the Region
175
Ideology in the Caribbean
217
Drugs and Security
243
Security Safeguards in the 1990s
276
Appendix 2
289
Appendix 1
296
Name Index
309
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IVELAW L. GRIFFITH is Professor of Political Science at Lehman College of the City University of New York.

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