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Department of Sociology, Psychology and Social Work
Sovereignty and the search for recognition
Hall, Kenneth O.; Benn, Denis
Caribbean imperatives: regional governance and integrated development
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Presented earlier at 30th Anniversary Conference on Regional Governance and Integrated Development, October 17-19, 2003, UWI, Mona
Advances an extension of the idea of the search for recognition to address the issue of individual and collective sovereignty in the Caribbean. Argues that there is a compelling case to be made for economic and political integration within CARICOM, because of changes in the global political economy within the last two decades. However, while CARICOM officials and regional governments have been making such a case, they have failed to bring along civil society in the region because of a number of factors. Concludes that political integration is seen as an extension of the hegemony of the national ruling elites to constitute a regional ruling elite.....