CHAPTER 2

Towards a Holistic Development Framework for the Caribbean

Key Theoretical Notions and Policy Implications

Nikolaos Karagiannis and C. J. Polychroniou

Summary

Chapter 2 describes the historic impact of colonialism on the Caribbean development, presents Caribbean development efforts since the end of World War II, cautiously makes the case for institutional political involvement in local industrial expansion in the era of neoliberal globalization, and proposes main themes and notions towards framing an alternative egalitarian development paradigm for the region.

Introduction: The Political Economy of Caribbean Development in Retrospect

Historically, the Caribbean countries developed under the tutelage of different European empires, and ...

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