Commonwealth Small States

Issues and Prospects

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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.




This publication is the outcome of collaboration between the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association. It arose as a result of a growing interest from the annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Association Small States Conference to discuss more in-depth issues of current concern to small jurisdictions. In the last decade, the Conference has concentrated on discussing the challenges that Small States face in overcoming their vulnerability and developing competitive economies in an increasingly liberal, global economy.


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