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The Caribbean And World Politics
The Caribbean And World Politics
Edited by Jorge Heine and Leslie Manigat
Holmes & Meier, 1988, 385 pp

A wide-ranging symposium, involving 13 authors (mostly from the Caribbean islands), focusing on how the insertion of the Caribbean countries into the world economy and international politics has evolved in recent years, from the Cuban revolution to the intervention in Grenada. Decolonization is still in progress, dependence is still a fundamental reality, the search for viable economic approaches continues, and the central question remains how small and poor nations can best relate to an enormously large, rich and powerful neighbor so close at hand. Of particular interest are two stimulating essays by coeditor Manigat, a political scientist who became president of Haiti a few weeks before the book was published.