The United States and the Caribbean

Transforming Hegemony and Sovereignty

By Anthony P. Maingot, Wilfredo Lozano

© 2005 – Routledge

192 pages

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About the Book

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

About the Authors

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.

About the Series

Contemporary Inter-American Relations

Series Editor: Jorge I. Domínguez, Harvard University, USA and Rafael Fernández de Castro, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México

This series provides an overview of current U.S.-Latin American bilateral relations, covering political, economic, and security topics, as well as discussion of drug trafficking and international migration. The impact of democratization, increased economic openness, and the changed security environment after the Cold War in the region are explored in each volume, all the while engaging with each country’s particular history, resource endowment, institutional features, and leadership characteristics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
POL007000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
POL011000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General
POL012000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Freedom & Security / International Security