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The United States And The Caribbean

Challenges Of An Asymmetrical Relationship, 1st Edition

By Anthony Maingot


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This book explores the complex interdependence between the small Caribbean states and the United States and looks at their changing relationships throughout history. The main difficulty for the small state is to discern where and when synergies may be found in its relations with more powerful states?in this case, the United States. The need for coo

Table of Contents

Part 1 The United States enters the Caribbean: geopolitics and racial destiny - 1823-1903; geopolitics and the perceived duties of the policeman - 1903-1935; reinforcing perceptions - u-boats and fifth columns in World War II. Part 2 The Marxist challenge and US responses: from anti-fascism to anti-communism - Costa Rica and British Guiana; the CIA unleashed - containing communism in Guatemala and Cuba; the Caribbean plays the Cuban card - the US response. Part 3 Problems of the modern Caribbean: threats to social and national security - the internationalization of corruption and violence; the "offshore" development strategy - is it for everyone?; migration and development - all roads lead north; Haiti - intractable problems, shifting commitments - challenges of sovereign consent in US-Caribbean relations.

About the Author

Anthony P. Maingot is professor of sociology at Florida International University and is the editor of Hemisphere, a magazine of Latin American and Caribbean Studies at FIU.

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