Commonwealth Small States

Issues and Prospects

Paperback: £60.00

Commonwealth Small States

Publication date: 1 April 2007
Size: 240mm x 165mm
ISBN: 978-0-85092-849-5
Pages: 342

Small states face unique challenges as they adapt to the demands of an increasingly global economy.

This publication, produced with the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, surveys the range of challenges facing small states, including environmental and trade issues, economic problems, the particular challenges facing small states in development, education, and governance, and the issue of regionalism.

The book provides policy makers and parliamentarians worldwide with a detailed insight into how these issues uniquely impact upon small states, and offers recommendations on how to strengthen their capacity to exploit the new opportunities and challenges arising from globalisation.

ContentsExpand or collapse me

Foreword by Indrajit Coomaraswamy

Introduction by Eliawony J Kisanga and Sarah Jane Danchie

Part I. Environment

1. Alexander Gillespie Small Island States in the Face of Climate Change: The End of the Line in International Responsibility

Part 2. Trade

2. Roman Grynberg and Jan Yves Remy Small Vulnerable Economy Issues and the WTO
3. Virginia Horscroft Small Economies and Special and Differential Treatment: Strengthening the Evidence, Countering the Fallacies

Part 3. Economic Performance

4. Lino Briguglio Economic Vulnerability and Resilience: Concepts and Measurements
5. Stephen Redding and Anthony J Venables The Economics of Isolation and Distance
6. David Joiner and Ganeshan Wignaraja Measuring Competitiveness in Small States: Introducing the SSMECI

Part 4. Regionalism

7. Claudius Preville The Establishment of the CSME - A Manifestation of Sir Arthur Lewis's Vision for the Caribbean
8. T K Jayaraman Economic Integration in the Pacific: Review of Past Efforts and Future Prospects
9. Michael King, Ueta Fa'asili, Semisi Fakahau and Aliti Vunisea Development of a Regional Strategic Plan for Fisheries Management and Sustainable Coastal Fisheries in Pacific Island Countries

Part 5. Governance

10. Paul Sutton Democracy and Good Governance in Small States
11. Paul Sutton Public Sector Reform in Small States: Cases from the Commonwealth Caribbean

Part 6. Education

12. Kimberly Ochs A Summary of Teaching at risk' - Teacher Mobility and Loss in Commonwealth Member States

Part 7. Development

13. Eliawony J Kisanga and Carl L Mitchell Small States and Graduation
14. Andrew S Downes Progress Towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the Small States of the Commonwealth
15. About the Contributors
16. Index
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‘This book provides a wide-ranging introduction to some of the key issues facing small island states in the Commonwealth. It is to be recommended for students, academics and policy-makers.’ 

Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, Vol. 46, No. 2, 262–270, April 2008