Author Affiliation, Ana.
Departmnet of Government
State, society and security issues in the Caribbean community post-September 11 2001
Date of Publication
Provides an overview of the post-September 11 security scenarios in the CARICOM countires. Starts with a retrospective look at security issues of the last twenty years before going on to assess contemporary trends. In the early 1980s, the region was caught up in the throes of the U.S. Cold War security tensions. These gave way by the end of that decade to the threats posed by natural disasters, narcotrafficking, economic insecurity and the growing pressure of US-imposed extraterritorial jurisdiction. While there are undoubtedly major new developments today, the region has generally witnessed an intensification of those earlier security tendencies. Contemporary changes include a shift in security paradigms from the state security to the security of the individual and the community, the weakening of the state machinery in many countries and growing threats to domestic governance, greatly strengthened linkages between global, transnational and localized sources of instability.....