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Development, Political, and Economic Difficulties in the Caribbean, edited by Ann Marie Bissessar

This edited volume focuses on the attempts of various Caribbean countries to diversify their economies and societies. It is done in the context of political and economic difficulties that these countries have faced since the 2007-2008 economic crash and how successful they have been in moving their economies in a different direction. The contributors use very distinct levels of analysis in order to provide a nuanced view of diversification efforts in Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Cuba, the French Antilles, and the Dutch Antilles. The book will appeal to academic researchers, practitioners, policy makers, and everyone who is interested in the politics and development of the Caribbean region. Ann Marie Bissessar is Professor at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad
Table Of Contents
1. Chapter One: Introduction/ Development, Political and Economic Difficulties in the Caribbean -- 2. Chapter Two: The Diversified Economy: Possibilities from Modern Portfolio Management -- 3. Chapter Three: What Drives Economic Diversification in CARICOM Economies? -- 4. Chapter Four: Human Capital as a Catalyst for Economic Diversification in Trinidad and Tobago -- 5. Chapter Five: Corruption as an Impediment to Diversification: The Case of Trinidad and Tobago -- 6. Chapter Six: Asset-based Community Development as a Vehicle for Economic Diversification: Place-based Strategies for Building Stronger Economies in the Caribbean -- 7. Chapter Seven: The Economic and Political Costs of Diversification as a Way Out of a Recession. The Case of Trinidad and Tobago -- 8. Chapter Eight: Niche Focused Tourism Development in Small Island Developing States: The Case of Trinidad -- 9. Chapter Nine: Sustainable Climate-Smart Agricultural Solutions to Improve Food and Nutrition Security in Trinidad and Tobago -- 10. Chapter Ten: Whose Governance? IMF Austerities and Diversification in A Small Island State: The Case of Jamaica -- 11. Chapter Eleven: Cuba: A Caribbean SIDS Reinventing Itself -- 12. Chapter Twelve: Diversification, Macroeconomic Growth and Development: The Case of Martinique -- 13. Chapter Thirteen: Resilient or Recalcitrant? Revisiting the Diversification Discourse in the Wake of a Global Recession -- 14. Chapter Fourteen: The Diversification of Committee Systems in Parliaments of Small States: A Study of Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica -- 15. Chapter Fifteen: Agricultural Diversification – A Strategy Out of the Economic Difficulties of the Sugarcane Industry -- 16. Chapter Sixteen: Why Diversification Fails
Literary Form
non fiction
1st ed. 2019.
Physical Description
1 online resource (XXVI, 349 p. 31 illus., 24 illus. in color.)
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