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The United States and the Caribbean
Transforming Hegemony and Sovereignty

ISBN 9780415950459
Published November 24, 2004 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

This volume provides the first comprehensive assessment of post-Cold War US-Caribbean relations.

Focusing on Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Trinidad-Tobago, the book looks at the political history of the region during the Cold War years, the region's current political economy, international security, and issues of migration and crime. Spanning the Caribbean's linguistic and cultural sub regions (Spanish, French, English, and Dutch) it calls attention to the achievements, setbacks, and concerns that are common to the region.

The United States and the Caribbean will be of interest to students and scholars of economics, geography and politics and international relations in general.

Table of Contents

1.The Special U.S- Caribbean Relationship  1.1 An Historical Hegemonic Relationship  1.2 Globalization and the Modification of Hegemony and Sovereignty  2. The Caribbean during and at the End of the Cold War (1970s, 1980s)  2.1 Historical Antecedents of the Cold War  2.2 Regional Geopolitics and Local Perceptions of Threat  3. The End of the Cold War and the Changing Hegemonic Relationship  3.1 Haiti: The U.S.’s First Post-Cold War Intervention  3.2 New Actors, New Policies: Paradigm Changes in the Dominican Republic and Trinidad and Tobago  4. Globalization and the Challenges to Regional Development  4.1 Size and Vulnerability: The Dilemmas of Tourism, Transportation and Agriculture  4.2 Integrating Globally: Caribbean Export Processing Zones and Multinationals  5. Threats to Sovereignty: Local, Regional and International  5.1 Smuggling: Drugs and Guns  5.2 Small Players, Global Game: The Shifting Context of ‘Secrecy Havens’  6. Transnational Complexities in U.S.-Caribbean Relations  6.1 The Positive: Migration and the Rise of Binational Societies  6.2 The Negative: Violent Crime and Corruption: Democracy and Sovereignty Threatened  Conclusion

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Anthony P. Maingot is professor of sociology at Florida International University.

Wilfredo Lozano is Secretary General of FLACSO, an international organization funded by UNESCO, and dedicated to promoting the study of the social sciences in Latin America and the Caribbean.