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Post-Colonial Trajectories in the Caribbean : The Three Guianas (Hardcover)

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This book compares and contrasts the contemporary development experience of neighbouring, geographically similar countries with an analogous history of exploitation but by three different European colonizers. Studying the so-called ‘Three Guianas’ (Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana) offers a unique opportunity to look for similarities and differences in their contemporary patterns of development, particularly as they grapple with new and complex shifts in the regional, hemispheric and global context. Shaped decisively by their respective historical experiences, Guyana, in tandem with the laissez-faire approach of Britain toward its Caribbean colonies, was decolonized relatively early, in 1966 and has maintained a significant degree of distance from London. The hold of The Hague over Suriname, however, endured well after independence in 1975. French Guiana, by contrast, was decolonized much sooner than both of its neighbours, in 1946, but this was through full integration; thus cementing its place within the political economy and administrative structures of France itself. Traditionally isolated from the Caribbean, the wider Latin American continent and from each other, today, a range of similar issues – such as migration, resource extraction, infrastructure development, and energy security –are coming to bear on their societies and provoking deep and complex changes.

Number of Pages: 189
Genre: Political Science, Philosophy
Series Title: The International Political Economy of New Regionalisms
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Language: English
Street Date: December 8, 2016
TCIN: 52040145
UPC: 9781472480453
Item Number (DPCI): 248-40-0718
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