As the Caribbean and Latin America confront the significant socio- economic and political challenges of the twenty- first century, the contributors to this book present a timely and relevant assessment of these issues, from a fresh small-states perspective. The collection of articles by academics and practitioners in international relations offer practical recommendations for greater collaboration among the states in areas related to migration, cooperation among states in the Guiana Shield, greater interaction between Cuba and the wider Caribbean, the impact of transnational crime, and human safety and security, among others.
This book is geared to attract a wide audience, ranging from scholars, practitioners and students of the social security sciences especially in political science, international relations and sociology, and will also be valuable to the wider audience with interest in the contemporary issues confronting Caribbean and Latin American states.
Raymond Mark Kirton most recently served as the Director of the Institute of International Relations at the University of the West Indies, St. Agustin Trinidad.
Marlon Anatol is a Senior Fellow at the Cipriani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies.
Introduction: Contemporary Issues in Caribbean and Latin American Relations by Raymond Mark Kirton and Marlon Anatol
Chapter 1: The Guyana Shield in a Changing Regional Environment: Challenges and Opportunities by Raymond Mark Kirton
Chapter 2: The Impact of Venezuelan Immigrants on Crime in Trinidad and Tobago: A Critical Evaluation by Marlon Anatol, Amanda Anatol, and Sacha Joseph-Mathews
Chapter 3: Leveraging the Asylum System to Overcome Immigration Barriers in Small Island States by Ashaki L. Dore Chapter 4: To Expand or not to Expand? Utilizing Geopolitical Analysis to Examine CARICOM’s Potential Enlargement in the 21st Century by Kai-Ann D. Skeete
Chapter 5: The Foreign Policy of the Cuban Revolution: Half a Century of Cuba-Caribbean Relations by Jacqueline Laguardia Martinez and Milagros Martinez Reinosa
Chapter 6: Reflections on the Socially Responsive Regional Integration Process of UNASUR: A Small State Perspective by Ruben Martoredjo
Chapter 7: Validating the Dimensions of Human Security Using a Factor-Analytic Procedure by Clement Henry
This is an excellent and timely volume. It fills an important gap in scholarly literature. I highly recommend it for academics, students, and policymakers.