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Byron, Jessica
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The Caribbean Community’s Fourth Pillar: The Evolution of Security Governance.
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Universidad Iberoamericana/UNAM/ CIDE Conference “Border Governance: A Comparative North American Study”.
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October 5-7, 2009
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Mexico City
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2009
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Abstract
The paper examines the rope of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) as a security provider in its region. For three decades, half of CARICOM participated in the multilateral initiative of the Regional Security System, while other countries maintained national security arrangements. Co-ordination of these two differing approaches had to be negotiated. It documents the collective approach to some aspects of security governance that evolved among the CARICOM actors and traces the emergence of cooperation, the underlying principles and objectives, the institutions that have been built and the ongoing challenges of coordination and effectiveness. It argues that CARICOM is a security provider in a limited sense, but it is still stymied by resource constraints, weak capabilities and sovereignty concerns among national elites.....
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