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In The Shadows Of The Sun: Caribbean Development Alternatives And U.S. Policy
In The Shadows Of The Sun: Caribbean Development Alternatives And U.S. Policy
By Carmen Deere and others
Westview Press, 1990, 246 pp.

Seven scholars, three of them from the Caribbean, have collaborated on this ambitious attempt to analyze the causes and consequences of the deterioration of Caribbean economies in recent years. The authors recommend an alternative development model, based on equity, to replace the structural adjustment remedies that appeared in the late 1980s. The book's emphasis is on self-reliance, intra-regional cooperation and the need to escape what is portrayed as systemic exploitation by the United States, which makes the concluding appeal for enlightened U.S. reformist policies something of a surprise. Useful statistical data are provided.