Caribbean imperatives : regional governance and integrated development /
edited by Kenneth Hall and Denis Benn.
Kingston, Jamaica ; Miami : Ian Randle, 2005.
xxx, 341 p. ; 23 cm.
9766372209 (pbk.)
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Kingston, Jamaica ; Miami : Ian Randle, 2005.
9766372209 (pbk.)
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Includes bibliographic references and index.
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This collection of papers was presented at the Conference on Regional Governance and Integrated Development held at the University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, in October 2003. The conference was organized to mark the 30th anniversary of the 1973 founding of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Contributors include academics (mostly from the University of the West Indies campuses in Jamaica and Trinidad), government and private-sector policy makers, and representatives from various regional and international organizations. The papers cover a wide range of topics. Most are policy-oriented; a few focus on theoretical issues, notably sovereignty and community identities and processes of integration and development, economic and political. Emphasis is given to intraregional affairs and to connections between the Caribbean and the larger international community. Apropos of the former, attention is drawn to the recent launching of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy and the Caribbean Court of Justice. Issues of production and trade are examined with reference to intraregional and wider regional-international relationships. A well-written, easy-to-read volume. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Academics, policy makers, graduate students, and others interested in Caribbean affairs. A. Magid emeritus, SUNY at Albany
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The analysis contained in this volume is extremely relevant to policy makers in the region in managing the transition to more intensive forms of regional integration aimed at improving the well-being of the people of the Caribbean.
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"With the launch of the CARICOM Single Market and Economy and the Caribbean Court of Justice, the Caribbean Community has taken major steps to promote closer and more intensive forms of economic cooperation among its constituent members. This effort requires the adoption of innovative approaches to regional governance and creative regional development strategies aimed at maximizing the exercise of sovereignty within the Community and also optimizing the development possibilities of the region. The 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Caribbean Community in 2003 marked an important milestone in the historical evolution of regional integration in the Caribbean. Caribbean Imperatives focuses on several important topics relevant to the future of the community by addressing issues such as the conception of the Caribbean Community; integration theory; the exercise of sovereignty; the Single Market and Economy; production integration; the external relations of the community; and the importance of multilateralism for the viability of small states in the international system. The analysis contained in the volume is extremely relevant to policy makers in the region in managing the transition to more intensive forms of regional integration aimed at improving the well-being of the people of the Caribbean. "
Table of Contents
Striving toward a reconfiguration of a rational community through shared sovereigntyp. 3
Reconceptualizing the Caribbean community : reconciling individual and collective exercise of sovereignty - a legal perspectivep. 10
Sovereignty and the search for recognitionp. 22
'Meck West Indies federate' : celebrating the arts of regional integration in the poetry of Louise Bennettp. 31
My generation comes to power : a time for Caribbean leadership and political transformationp. 55
On strengthening national foundations for regional governancep. 66
The CARICOM commission : towards a mature regionalismp. 71
Towards a commission or executive authority for the communityp. 78
Mature regionalism and the Rose Hall declaration on regional governancep. 88
Rationalizing the functions of the organs of the communityp. 94
Making the CARICOM administrative machinery work : the decentralization and leadership factorp. 104
Caribbean governance : solving the St. Kitts-Nevis dilemma and the Caribbean-Atlantic wide participation conundrump. 126
The economic impact of Caribbean regional integration : national policy and intra-regional performance differencesp. 135
Future possibilities for capital and financial markets within the CARICOM single market and economyp. 150
Production integration revisited in the context of the CARICOM single market and economyp. 169
Caribbean economic integration : what is happening now; what needs to be donep. 177
Production integration : perspectives from the OECSp. 206
Fundamental mechanisms of CARICOM-type economies : revisiting the dynamics of West Indian economic integrationp. 215
Governance structures for the formulation and negotiation of trade policyp. 233
Rebalancing Caribbean trade relationshipsp. 237
Integrating our CARICOM familyp. 244
CARICOM and international integration : aspects of the investment debatep. 247
Multilateralism in international relations : past practice and future promisep. 271
Promoting multilateralism as the guiding principle in international relationsp. 277
The Caribbean in a 'world that has lost its way' and the 'crisis' of multilateralismp. 285
The challenges to multilateralism : a role for the small states of CARICOMp. 299
The future of globalisation in a unipolar agep. 308
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