Economy and Environment in the Caribbean

Economy and Environment in the Caribbean Author Bonham C. Richardson
ISBN-10 0813015391
Release 1997
Pages 294
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"Bearing in mind the recent renewed interest in the economic and environmental problems of small islands everywhere, [this] is a highly appropriate time to bring back to world attention the issues of that time, which served in large measure to define the patterns of development in Barbados, Grenada, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent in the early decades of the twentieth century. . . . [A book] especially to be welcomed."--David Watts, University of Hull, England "A seminal contribution. . . . Lucid, erudite, and highly readable."--David Barker, University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica In this historical geography of the British colonies of Barbados and the Windwards (St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Grenada), Bonham C. Richardson describes the economies, environments, and societies of the four geographically dissimilar islands and outlines the severe economic depression they experienced following the 1884 plunge in London sugar prices and the exacerbating effects of two catastrophes, a massive hurricane in 1898 and a volcanic eruption in 1902. In response to these problems, the British parliament created the 1897 West India Royal Commission to outline a new policy for the islands' development. Concentrating on the years between 1880 and 1905, Richardson makes use of unpublished archival records, local newspapers, and records of the Royal Commission to explain the enormous changes in land-use patterns in the British Caribbean. In a novel approach, Richardson emphasizes the effects of the islands' physical environments and devotes chapters to climate, waters, lowlands, and highlands. He also demonstrates how these environmental zones and resources were contested by different socioeconomic groups, leading him to one of his most provocative arguments: that depression-induced demonstrations and riots in the islands in the late 1890s in large part precipitated the Royal Commission's wise decision to advocate the break-up of sugarcane plantations into smaller shareholds. Thus, Richardson demonstrates the ways in which working people, far from being victims of colonialism, managed to influence British decision makers such that each island developed a unique adaptation to the economic and geophysical stresses placed on it, proving fruitless the British attempts to "regionalize" the islands under a single policy. Throughout, Richardson's discussion of insularity and islandness is important to understanding problems in the Caribbean today, a century later, and will be of interest to geographers and historians of the Caribbean and to anyone with an interest in small-island economics. Bonham C. Richardson is professor of geography at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. His most recent book, The Caribbean in the Wider World, 1492-1992, received the Gordon K. Lewis Award in 1993 from the Caribbean Studies Association.



Caribbean Labour and the Economic Environment

Caribbean Labour and the Economic Environment Author
ISBN-10 UTEXAS:059173025399447
Release 1985
Pages 40
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Resources Planning and Environmental Management in a Changing Caribbean

Resources  Planning and Environmental Management in a Changing Caribbean Author David Barker
ISBN-10 9766401349
Release 2003
Pages 281
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This volume reports on contemporary research by geographers and others into resource management and planning issues in the Caribbean region. The common theme is the search for developmental strategies that focus on social and economic needs without further deterioration of the resource base.



Global Change and Caribbean Vulnerability

Global Change and Caribbean Vulnerability Author Duncan F. M. McGregor
ISBN-10 9766402213
Release 2009
Pages 389
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The Caribbean region is facing many challenges in the early years of the twenty-first century, including global warming, population growth, globalization and trade liberalization. This volume makes a significant contribution to the literature, with a range of authors from geography and other disciplines showing how current research is addressing rapid change in the region. This is the fourth volume in a series published by the University of the West Indies Press that has focused on the search for development strategies that address the social and economic needs of the people without further deterioration of the region's fragile environmental resource base. This volume focuses upon the vulnerabilities of peoples and their environments, and emphasizes the importance of a multidisciplinary approach in this applied research field. Among the issues examined are climate change, sustainable food production systems, urban planning and community development, and coastal management. The editors conclude the volume by developing the critical research agenda on these and other issues. Book jacket.



States of Nature

States of Nature Author Stuart George McCook
ISBN-10 9780292788183
Release 2010-07-05
Pages 216
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The process of nation-building in Latin America transformed the relations between the state, the economy, and nature. Between 1760 and 1940, the economies of most countries in the Spanish Caribbean came to depend heavily on the export of plant products, such as coffee, tobacco, and sugar. After the mid-nineteenth century, this model of export-led economic growth also became a central tenet of liberal projects of nation-building. As international competition grew and commodity prices fell over this period, Latin American growers strove to remain competitive by increasing agricultural production. By the turn of the twentieth century, their pursuit of export-led growth had generated severe environmental problems, including soil exhaustion, erosion, and epidemic outbreaks of crop diseases and pests. This book traces the history of the intersections between nature, economy, and nation in the Spanish Caribbean through a history of the agricultural and botanical sciences. Growers and governments in Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Colombia, and Costa Rica turned to scientists to help them establish practical and ideological control over nature. They hoped to use science to alleviate the pressing environmental and economic stresses, without having to give up their commitment to export-led growth. Starting from an overview of the relationship among science, nature, and development throughout the export boom of 1760 to 1930, Stuart McCook examines such topics as the relationship between scientific plant surveys and nation-building, the development of a "creole science" to address the problems of tropical agriculture, the ecological rationalization of the sugar industry, and the growth of technocratic ideologies of science and progress. He concludes with a look at how the Great Depression of the 1930s changed the paradigms of economic and political development and the role of science and nature in these paradigms.



South America Central America and the Carribean 2002

South America  Central America and the Carribean 2002 Author Ed 2002 10th
ISBN-10 1857431219
Release 2001
Pages 930
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A survey on the countries and territories of this immense region. It includes over 850 pages of in-depth analysis, up-to-date statistics and directory details.



From Pirates to Drug Lords

From Pirates to Drug Lords Author Michael C. Desch
ISBN-10 0791437507
Release 1998-04-16
Pages 161
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Examines Caribbean countries' impact on the U. S. and the world and how they have consolidated their democracies, advanced prosperity, and maintained peace through collective security and international cooperation.



Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean

Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Development in the Caribbean Author Ivan Goodbody
ISBN-10 9768125764
Release 2002
Pages 496
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At the International Earth Summit convened in Rio de Janeiro in 1994, all nations of the world were mandated to protect the environment for the benefit of present and future generations. This collection introduces the reader to the major issues involved in the management of a number of resources critical to Caribbean development. The chapters discuss the sustainability of water, fisheries and agriculture in the region from a variety of perspectives. Particular emphasis is also given to the use of energy, recreation and coastal resource management and their impact on the fragile ecosystem. The book makes a contribution to the ongoing debate of sustainable environmental management within the region and the world.



Geopolitical Economy of Energy and Environment

Geopolitical Economy of Energy and Environment Author
ISBN-10 9789004273115
Release 2017-07-17
Pages 538
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Geopolitical economy of Energy–China and the European Union offers to analyse the three interconnected issues, namely geopolitical economy of energy and environment with focus on China and the European Union.



The Caribbean

The Caribbean Author Anthony T. Bryan
ISBN-10 1560007516
Release 1995
Pages 256
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Prominent Caribbean scholars and policy experts analyze the implications for the Caribbean of a world in transition. Issues are presented in a new international context, including prospects for Cuba and Haiti. The effects of external debt and structural adjustment are reviewed; likely benefits and hazards of development options such as trade liberalization, privatization, and foreign direct investment are probed. The evolving Caribbean business environment and the political dynamic between public and private sectors are described.The external challenges for the Caribbean presented by the possible disappearance of unilateral trade preferences in Europe and North America are studied in chapters advancing a post-Lome strategy and planning for increased regional competitiveness. Also highlighted are intra-Caribbean relations and integration and projections for the future of hemispheric cooperation.



The Modern Caribbean Economy Volume II

The Modern Caribbean Economy  Volume II Author Nikolaos Karagiannis
ISBN-10 9781631575631
Release 2016-09-16
Pages 150
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Caribbean economies have been faced with mounting challenges arising from the increasing pace of economic globalization. The financial crisis of 2007 further exacerbated economic instability due to high foreign debt, lack of competitiveness, declining productivity, and high unemployment and underemployment. This in turn has precipitated increasing social and environmental problems, including poverty, inequality, crime and violence, and environmental degradation, all of which require new perspectives and policy approaches for transformative change and sustainable development. In this two volume multidisciplinary edited book The Modern Caribbean Economy, Volume I provides scholars and practitioners with alternative theoretical perspectives and concrete policy recommendations, while Volume II discusses economic, industrial, and social problems facing the Caribbean along with pragmatic proposals to successfully deal with these, while building local resilience and enhancing institutional strength in the region.



Sustainable Development in the Caribbean

Sustainable Development in the Caribbean Author John Cox
ISBN-10 0886451175
Release 1990
Pages 248
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Market based Instruments for Environmental Policymaking in Latin America and the Caribbean

Market based Instruments for Environmental Policymaking in Latin America and the Caribbean Author Richard M. Huber
ISBN-10 0821341499
Release 1998
Pages 79
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To preserve the environment with the lowest possible cost to the social sector means that private costs should be aligned with social costs. Many governments in the Latin American and Caribbean Region are doing this now using market-based instruments (MBIs). This publication investigates the use of MBIs in the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) context. The investigation covers a sample of eleven countries in the region and a cross-section of environmental issues in an urban setting.



Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean

Environmental Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean Author Romero Aldemaro
ISBN-10 9781402037740
Release 2006-02-23
Pages 300
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This book is a collection of readings that explore environmental issues in Latin America and the Caribbean using natural science and social science methods. These papers demonstrate the value of interdisciplinary approaches to analyze and solve environmental problems. The essays are organized into five parts: conservation challenges; national policies, local communities, and rural development; market mechanisms for protecting public goods; public participation and environmental justice; and the effects of development policies on the environment.



Modern Caribbean Politics

Modern Caribbean Politics Author Anthony Payne
ISBN-10 0801844355
Release 1993-02-01
Pages 332
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During the 1980s, the nature of modern politics in the Caribbean changed. This book examines the origins of nationalist politics in the Caribbean and reviews the crisis years of the 1970s. Subsequent chapters focus on the events and legacies of the 1980s.



Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy

Latin America and the Caribbean in the World Economy Author
ISBN-10 9211214432
Release 2005-02-01
Pages 208
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This annual report examines key trends in the international economy and the impact on the economies of Latin America and the Caribbean. This 2002-03 edition covers developments in trade and regional integration; Latin American trade policy, particularly export promotion policy; and two important aspects of the international trading system, relating to development issues in multilateral negotiations, and the implication of China's accession to the World Trade Organization for the region.



Caribbean Our Changing Environment

Caribbean   Our Changing Environment Author Glean
ISBN-10 0435981943
Release 1988-01-01
Pages 76
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