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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.

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The Establishment of the CSME: A Manifestation of Sir Arthur Lewis's Vision for the Caribbean

Although Sir Arthur Lewis never engaged in the debate for the creation of the CSME, since he unfortunately died in 1991 before it became an issue, efforts of intellectuals like him were the inspiration for pursuing deeper integration in the Caribbean and for the realisation of the CSME. Sir Arthur's direct involvement in exploring alternative forms of a constitution for the creation of a federation of Caribbean states was perhaps the deepest manifestation of his commitment to regionalism.

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