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Rethinking international relations: Changing paradigms or more of the same? A Caribbean small state perspective
Hall, Kenneth O.; Benn, Denis
Governance in the age of globalization: Caribbean perspectives
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Earlier version presented presented at Mona Conference 2002, Globalization and Governance in the Caribbaen, UWI, Mona, August 28-30, 2002.
Highlights the main theoratical developments that have occured in international relations theory in recent years and describes their implications for governance processes at the national, regional and global level. She notes that since September 11, 2001, event, the major powers, most notably the US, have again embraced a realist paradigm of international relations in which security, alliance concerns and the use of military power have taken precedence. She observes that the world is increasingly characterised by the potential for international conflicts in terms depicted in Huntington's thesis regarding the clash of civilisations. Bryon believes it is in the interest of small countries to defend the mulitilateral systems and to lobby constantly for a focus on human development issues. In this regard, she calls upon Caribbean intellectuals to lead the way in developing an epistemic community based on the vulnerabilities as well as the development possibilities of small size.....