This book is intended not so much to supply new information concerning the external activities of the English-speaking Caribbean countries as to fill a large gap in the growing literature on the subject by integrating the known information into an analytical framework or model as a first step toward theory building. As such, the book complements the descriptive works on the Caribbean that are already available or in production. The book is also intended to reach the broader audience of those interested in small-state foreign policy in general, that is, those persons to whom the formulation of a model is useful in facilitating comparisons with other countries of similar size. Note that the aim is not to build a "grand theory" of small-state or Caribbean foreign policy, but rather to modify existing middle-range theories of international relations to suit the Caribbean region.
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- 1 Introduction -- 2 Caribbean Foreign Policy Goals and Strategies -- 3 Patterns and Directions in Policy: Security -- 4 Patterns and Directions in Policy: Economics -- 5 Patterns and Directions in Policy: Diplomacy -- 6 Influences on Caribbean Foreign Policy -- 7 Decision-Making in Crisis: The Grenada Case -- 8 The Caribbean Diplomatic Machinery -- 9 Caribbean Foreign Policy: An Evaluation -- Name Index -- Subject Index.
Jacqueline Anne Braveboy-Wagner is professor of political science at the Graduate School and University Center of the City University of New York. Dennis J. Gayle is director of Asian studies and professor of international business environment at Florida International University.