A critical part of the history of regionalism in Latin America and the Caribbean is to be found in the widening of the economic and functional relationships among the English-speaking Caribbean to embrace other countries in the Greater Caribbean.
Bringing together a range of international experts to explain the broad thrusts of CARICOM’s widening project and the opportunities and challenges it presents, the book pays particular attention to CARICOM’s relations with the French Caribbean territories. Providing a review of the pan-Caribbean landscape this volume notes the impact of these new relationships on internal CARICOM affairs; inter-regional/South-South cooperation; and political and legislative changes in European metropoles of the non-independent territories. It also contemplates recent developments in the region and globally, such as political instability in Brazil and Venezuela, Britain’s decision to leave the European Union and the policies of the Donald Trump administration.
This edited collection will be an important resource for students and researchers in Latin American and Caribbean politics, economics, development, history and heritage.
Part I: The Foundations of Pan-Caribbean Regionalism
1 Pan-Caribbeanism and the CARICOM Widening Project
Patsy Lewis, Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts, Jessica Byron
2 Constructing the Greater Caribbean
3 Diaspora, Affective Ties, and the New Global Order: Caribbean Implications
Part II: Confronting Boundaries of Formal Sovereignty
4 Responses to the Sovereignty/Vulnerability/Development Dilemmas: Small Territories and Regional Organizations in the Caribbean
Jessica Byron and Patsy Lewis
5 The Stake of Admitting the French Caribbean Territory Authorities to CARICOM and the OECS
6 A Deeper Regional Incorporation for the French Territories of the Americas: the shifting dynamics of French foreign policy
7 The Insularisation of a regional university: The case of the former UAG
Part III: Haiti and the Dominican Republic: Challenges to Integration
8 Haiti-CARICOM relations: Between fascination and mistrust
9 French or Creole: Which Second Language for CARICOM?
10 Imaginary Narratives about Dominicanos of Haitian Descent: The Media Debates Around Sonia Pierre and Juliana Deguis
Part IV: Assessing Initiatives in Pan-Caribbean Regionalism
11 Cuba’s Cooperation with CARICOM: From Grant Aid to Compensated Development Cooperation
Milagros Martinez Reinosa
12 Towards a New Latin American-Caribbean Regionalism of Solidarity
13 Opportunities for CARICOM in ALBA, PetroCaribe and CELAC
Antonio Fidel Romero Gomez
Part V: Global and Regional Trends: Implications for Pan-Caribbean Integration
14 Far from Home but Close at Heart’: Preliminary Considerations on Regional Integration,
Deterritorialization and the Caribbean Diaspora
15 CARICOM and the Rising Powers: India, China and Brazil’s Growing South-South Cooperation in the Region Annita Montoute and Adriana Erthal Abdenur
16 Confronting shifting economic and political terrains
Patsy Lewis, Jessica Byron, Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts
"The CARICOM plus approach in this publication provides a reflection on Caribbean nationalism, regionalism and identity in one comprehensive space. The timeliness of this collection underpins its relevance and its historical connectedness ensures that this publication will become the foundation for many future writings. The "vectors of connection" explored broaden the dialectic space that should keep scholars engaged for decades." - June Soomer, Secretary General of the Association of Caribbean States (ACS)
"Caribbean integration processes have suffered major setbacks of late. This book, Pan-Caribbean Integration: Beyond CARICOM, offers a way out of the sterile attempts at state-led and top-down regional integration and suggests that such integration may be more productively driven by non-state and bottom up forces. A must read for anyone interested in reimagine the Caribbean’s future." - Professor W. Andy Knight, University of Alberta & Former Director, Institute of International Relations, UWI.