The non-independent territories of the Caribbean and Pacific: Continuity or change?

Clegg, P. and Killingray, D., eds. (2012) The non-independent territories of the Caribbean and Pacific: Continuity or change? London: Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London. ISBN 9780956954602

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Abstract

By the end of the 20th century the once great modern European empires had gone - well, almost! Today, scattered around the world, there are small territories, remnants of empire that for one reason and another have eschewed independence and retain links of various kinds with the former imperial power. This edited collection focuses primarily on those territories in the Caribbean and Pacific which retain these 'colonial' ties. The issues affecting them such as constitutional reform, the maintenance of good governance, economic development, and the risks of economic vulnerability are important concerns for all territories both independent and non-independent. However, the ways in which these issues are addressed are somewhat different in small sub-national jurisdictions because of the particular regimes in place and the tensions inherent between the territories and their respective metropoles. The book brings together academics, policy-makers, constitutional lawyers, and civil servants to provide an insight into the complexities, contradictions, challenges and opportunities that help to define the non-independent territories of the Caribbean and Pacific, and their long-standing but sometimes awkward ties with their metropolitan powers.

Item Type:Book
Uncontrolled Keywords:non-independent territories, Caribbean, Pacific
Faculty/Department:Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences > Department of Health and Social Sciences
Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education > Department of Arts and Cultural Industries
ID Code:16959
Deposited By: Dr P. Clegg
Deposited On:02 Jul 2012 15:55
Last Modified:03 Sep 2013 12:51

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