Globalization and Neoliberalism: The Caribbean Context

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Rowman & Littlefield, 1998 - Business & Economics - 319 pages
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How do recent trends toward globalization affect the Caribbean, a region whose suppliers, production, markets, and politics have been globalized for centuries? What is the status of neoliberal development policy in the Caribbean, where the rewards for belt tightening and economic opening have been slow in coming? How have Caribbean policy makers and citizens responded to and resisted the pressures to conform to the new rules of the global economy? Focusing these questions through the lens of political economy, the contributors of this volume explore the interaction among development, trade, foreign policy, the environment, tourism, gender relations, and migration in the Caribbean. With its global implications, this book will be invaluable to students and scholars from all disciplines who are concerned with the impact of development and globalization.
 

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Contents

Thirteen Theses on Globalization and Neoliberalism
3
DEVELOPMENT MODELS AND NEOLIBERAL POLICIES
25
Misguided Directions Mismanaged Models or Missed Paths?
29
Microstates in a Macroworld
51
Trade Policies and the Hemispheric Integration Process
65
How States Sell Their Countries and Their People
87
CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT POLICIES IN A NEOLIBERAL ERA CASE STUDIES
111
Caribbean Tourism and Agriculture New Linkages in the Global Era?
115
Cuban Socialism in Crisis A Neoliberal Solution?
179
CONTEMPORARY CARIBBEAN ADAPTATION THROUGH MIGRATION
209
The Political Economy of Contemporary Migration
211
The Spell of the Cascadura West Indian Return Migration
227
From Neoliberalism to Sustainable Development?
257
Bibliography
277
Index
311
About the Contributors
317

Jamaicas Information Processing Services Neoliberal Niche or Structural Limitation?
135
Dominicas Economic Diversification Microstates in a Neoliberal Era?
155

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About the author (1998)

Thomas Klak is associate professor of geography and director of the Latin American studies program at Miami University of Ohio.

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